States cracking down on left lane campers

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  1. Cyclonepride

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    Left-lane slowpokes drive you crazy? - MSN Money

    These people drive me nuts. I was following someone today going 60 in a 65, and they took at least 2 miles to pass someone who was going 59, and when they were past? Yep, just stayed in the left lane, completely oblivious. I swear 65/69 between Indianola and Des Moines is absolutely filled with them!

     
  2. tejasclone

    tejasclone Well-Known Member

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    This describes approximately 50% of all drivers in the state of Texas. And I'm not exaggerating.
     
  3. Bubbahotep

    Bubbahotep Well-Known Member

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    If you drive in Minnesota, you have to camp out in the left lane unless you want back problems
     
  4. Aclone

    Aclone Well-Known Member

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    Well, hopefully Iowa will be one of them.

    But what frosts me just as much is when I'm in the left lane passing someones (or a row of someones), already doing (maybe a wee bit over) the speed limit, and some dillweed comes flying up behind me and rides my...tailgate, thinking that I'll get the "hint".
     
  5. benjay

    benjay Well-Known Member

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    I wish the penalty for left lane camping was instant death.
     
  6. ketchupnmustard

    ketchupnmustard Well-Known Member

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    I love the slow side-by-siders myself. It's quite the feeling to be stuck behind 2 vehicles going 53 mph side-by-side on the interstate.
     
  7. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    How come so many people are for this but tickets are never issued? It's called the passing lane, that means that you actually can speed up, go around the car, and then move back over just like a tow lane highway.

    My wife hates ridding with me because I usually give these people a mile before I start flashing them(with my lights).
     
  8. cmoneyr

    cmoneyr Well-Known Member

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    I ******* hate people that ride the fast lane. If you're just doing the speed limit, the fast lane is not for you, please move over. I'll gladly flash lights, lay on my horn and flip off people I come to that don't get over when I'm coming up behind them to pass them.
     
  9. Bubbahotep

    Bubbahotep Well-Known Member

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    I admit, I'm a left lane camper, but I drive real fast
     
  10. dmclone

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    The only exception to this rule for me is semi's. Most are good drivers and between lack of power, the inability to see, and idiot drivers who drive in their blind spot I usually try to be patient with them.
     
  11. redrocker

    redrocker Well-Known Member

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    Why is it that when you come up on someone going under the speed limit they road hazard, but when someone flies around you over the speed limit, they are an insane maniac?
     
  12. Bubbahotep

    Bubbahotep Well-Known Member

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    Depends on who you ask. I'm not an insane maniac, I'm an offensive driver.
     
  13. Irresponsible

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    Sweet. So you're saying, "Please step aside and allow me to break the law with impunity. It's my RIGHT as a driver to be able to speed."? Do you steal small items from convenience stores as well?

    I suspect if we would drive in the left lane of the freeway and make the right lane the passing lane, accidents would be reduced because drivers on the on-ramp would be able to enter the freeway without other drivers having to switch lanes at the last minute to make room for them.
     
  14. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    That's asking for a ticket. I do my best to drive 80-85 but still look like I'm just an old lady in the slow lane.
     
  15. Cyclonepride

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    I do too at times, mainly because I'm driving faster than the flow of traffic on average, but I'm also watching my rear view, and will slide over to let someone get by. That's the key.
     
  16. Bubbahotep

    Bubbahotep Well-Known Member

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    No, the key is to drive fast enough to where that isn't a problem
     
  17. herbicide

    herbicide Well-Known Member

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    Its about time.

    These campers are the same that get upset when they are passed by someone in the right hand lane. Guess what? If you are getting passed by someone on your right hand side, you are in the wrong lane!

    Now Germany, there is a place where people do not camp out in the left hand lane. It'd be suicidal there.
     
  18. TxCycloneFan

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    And the other 50% drive 85 in a 65, come flying up behind you, flashing their lights and expect you to GTF out of their way.

    Slow down, you're driving like a maniac!!!!
     
  19. dustinal

    dustinal Well-Known Member

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    So that was you that did that to me this morning? If I'd known that, I wouldn't have made those comments about your mom. :wink:
     
  20. Bubbahotep

    Bubbahotep Well-Known Member

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    Take away nazis and lederhosen, and you have a genuine utopia.
     

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