Everybody knows the left lane is for going 10miles over the speed limit and above
@robee, I wish everyone knew that
@robee, Sometimes that’s still not good enough for some people
@robee, what kind of outlaw would I be if I followed fûcking rules? ima do 9 over and you're gonna live with it.
@robee, the left lane is for passing regardless of speed. If you're going the speed limit and that's faster than the person in front of you, you go into the left lane, pass them, and go back to the other lane so other cars can do the same. You shouldn't always be in the left lane. Even if you're going 15 over you should get in the left to pass, and merge back over.
@Bushy Brows, i mean, yeah that's definitely what they're there for and what you're supposed to do, but realistically if there's more than just a few cars on the road the right lane is usually averaging below the speed limit. If its got lots of cars in it, most people are going to stay left because weaving left and right takes effort and were all lazy. Especially if you don't have cars trying to get ahead of you in the left lane.
@robee, speed limits apply to all lanes. Nobody should be camping in the left lane. Your interpretation of things leaves too much room for subjective reasoning that justifies both the person traveling at 11 mph over the limit and and the person traveling at 30 mph over. This is why it makes more sense to have an upper limit rather than a lower limit as you've suggested
@robee, I would argue that very few people know that.
@Bushy Brows, unless you're passing at less than 5 mph over the person you're passing. that makes you an ass hole.
@Hamilton Porter, oh i don't disagree at all, you're absolutley right. I wasn't saying what i thought was the right thing to do, i was just making a generalization about the thought process of a lot of drivers. Although lots of highways have both an upper and lower limit too (try driving 25 down a 70 lol), there is also a acceptable upper range not necessarily a limit too right? If youre going 5 over, though youre technically legally speeding, many officers won't even register it as such. Some even go so far to say anything less than 10 over isn't worth pulling someone over for. The whole 10 over in the left thing is just a common bad habit accepted by many as a societal norm.
@Rowule, you could be right forsure, just something i see a lot where im from.
@JoeJoestar, passing speed is different from driving speed. For example I ALWAYS speed past semi/lorry trucks because it is safer to pass them quickly than to be in their blind spot/next to their wind drag.
@Bushy Brows, depends on the number of lanes. Right lane is cruising, left of that is passing, left of that I’d call a fast lane and so on, I guess left of the fast lane is the idc if I get a 200$ speeding ticket lane
@BearDaniels, I think three lanes is slow and on/off, the next is fast (and passing for the slow lane) and the 3rd is passing for the fast lane.
@Bushy Brows, don’t be a bitch
@robee, agreed. Rarely do I see anyone drive the speed limit- myself included- but I do take issue with those that take the societal norm of speeding as some kind of law and use that norm to justify road rage such as tailgating.
@Rowsdower, I don't think it's a matter of knowing, I think it's a matter of giving a sh!t or not.
@Bushy Brows, thank you, I'm glad at least one person knows how to drive
@Bushy Brows, That is not always true. In my state, the left lane is not a "passing only" lane unless the speed limit is at least 65. Therefore, I can stay in the left lane as much as I want
@Bushy Brows, through traffic keep left is sometimes intuitive but unposted. Like in areas with many on off ramps. I honestly don't care how fast you want to go if it's safer for through traffic to keep left. not you specifically. no offense.
@JoeJoestar, 3 people Clearly need their license revoked.
Then you drive
IMO if you're passing someone in the right lane, you have every right to be in the left lane. If there's no one in the right lane and/or moving into the right lane isn't dangerous (e.g., someone wants you to get over but you BARELY have enough room to squeeze between two cars) then move the f*ck over.
The only exception to this in my experience is when construction does weird things to lanes—like a contraflow lane. If you're planning on crossing the line (where they tell you to obviously) then sure get over like a mile or two early. But otherwise, stay right dang it. It's da law.
@OopsIEsploded, it’s only law in some states, became law last year here.
Pet peeve: when I'm going 80 in the fast lane and some asshole still tailgates me. I usually move because I don't have time to deal with them, but every so often I let the accelerator go. I watch them go side to side directly behind me.
@tha5th, you're supposed to move over. You go into that lane to pass whoever is in front of you, and then move back over. You don't stay in that lane all day. You doing that isn't teaching them a lesson or anything, it just makes them think you're an ignorant driver and it's incredibly annoying.
@Bushy Brows, maybe i came off as an asshole, but I can assure you, I move over. If i move over to go around someone at 80 and some dude flies by me trying to get me to go faster, he's getting the brake lights. Sorry, not sorry
@tha5th, ah that makes more sense. Sorry, the first statement read more as a blocking the flow of traffic but I get ya now. Apologies if I came across as a douche as well (rereading my reply and it seems harsh) I meant it more in a logical way.
@tha5th, I’m with you, every downvoter is someone who had to wait longer to get home and kiss their dad on the lips w/tongue.
In my state at least, the only time the left lane is the passing lane is when the speed limit is 65 or over. Meaning, if the speed limit is 55, then I have every right to spend as much time as I want in the left lane.
I always wonder what they were actually fighting about
Texas has laws against traveling in the passing lane. I believe it's a $200 fine. Also the flow of traffic is 80 to 90 miles per hour. I feel like mad max when I go from Dallas to Houston
If you think this through, you start to realize passing lanes make less sense for every lane over two. On a six-lane highway, for example, everyone should be in the number 6 lane unless they are passing someone. That's not gong to happen.
@riidii, the way I see it, on multi-lane highways, the right lane is for exiting/entering, all the middle lanes are for travel (gettting faster the further left you go), and the leftmost lane is exclusively for passing. In my experience, people do tend to spread across the middle lanes and leave the right and left ones clear on long stretches of road. Spreading out the cars like that reduces the chances of an accident turning into a pileup since, y’know, not every car is in the accident lane
@Kyroll, completely agree that "should be" would look something like you described. However, I don't think the passing laws have kept up with modern urban highways. Some numskull going 50 mph in lane three of a 65 zone and you need to get off at the next exit. So you move into lane 4 going 65 and the flashing lights get turned on behind you because you just passed to the right.