Your speed isn’t the point. In the fast lane? Are you passing anyone? No? Then move the F over
@Pysch is Awesome, I don’t get how some people don’t understand this on freeways. Use left lane only to pass and once you’ve passed get in the next right lane. You may be going 80 in a 75 but I’m coming up going 90 in a 75 I don’t want to pass on the right
@Pysch is Awesome, what if I’m going 15 over the limit hoping no cops notice? No law abiding citizen should be passing me, so now the lane belongs to me :D
@Pysch is Awesome, Yeah if I'm already going 85-90 in the left lane and can't get over due to someone being in the right and someone decides to still tailgate me then they should swiftly kill themselves.
@Yukimura, no argument here
@VibratingButtChomper, but if you’re not passing anyone, move over. Then racecar back and forth from right to left when you need to pass in left lane.
@Pysch is Awesome, My wife has this problem.
@Yukimura, understood but this meme is implying there’s an even faster car then your 85-90. So you see a car catching up to you, move over. obviously there’s space if they’re passing you on the right
@Pysch is Awesome, *puts on sunglasses* I AM passing someone..... everyone.......
@VibratingButtChomper, people like you are the reason more accidents happen.
@Pysch is Awesome, it’s not even called the fast lane, it’s called the “passing lane.” You’re correct, unless you’re passing, don’t ride in the left lane even in two lane roads
@Child Slapper, pretty sure people speeding (which is illegal for a reason) is the reason. Roads are designed for certain speeds related to safety, grading, and asphalt quality. If you want to go fast join a cheao track club or move somewhere without speed limits like germany. Although the autobahn regularly has speed limits based on traffic and weather conditions. It's also doesnt have a whole lot of tight corners in unregulated areas. I do agree the left lane is for passing and I will move over but most of the accidents I've seen are from people over estimating their ability to drive at high speed and losing control or just not paying attention.
@Runnin with scissors, the speed limit is designed for those who are the worst drivers. Distracted, old, and dim-witted. That’s why cops don’t often pull people over for speeding 10-15 over unless they are also driving erratically. I have a friend who’s an engineer who works on traffic (forgot the specific name.... I joke and call him a crossing guard, haha), and he explained a lot of the crazy traffic rules and reasons. Fun stuff.
@Child Slapper, my husband worked at the traffic court in California. The legal speed limit is the only speed limit allowed even for passing. Try to fight that with the judge as an excuse you were just passing, you are gonna have a bad time. Ultimately, it depends how the cops are feeling that day.
@Child Slapper, your friend sounds like a bad engineer because certain turns and recommended speeds are there for road conditions and turn radius of larger vehicles. Dont get me wrong I speed but I've gotten ticketed and while I wasnt causing any kind of accident I was going 88mph in a 65mph zone. If someone had pulled infront of me suddenly I wouldve been less likely able to stop. Also most cars have an efficiency curve around 65mph leading to better gas millage than going over 70mph. Figure it out bud.
@mayora13, wow California is different. Lol. In Ohio cops even say that it doesn’t count as speeding if you are passing. Especially passing a truck.
You wanna see some real speed bjtch?
Move over, some of us have places to go!!!
Just so you know if you tailgate me in the left lane I will slow down to below the speed limit
@PottedPlant, well, that is what the DMV test tells you to do. And it isn't because it's funny to be a dick. They're concerned with safety. If you're going slower, it's easier for them to speed up and pass you when it's safe. Ever try passing someone doing 100 on some 2 lane blacktop with a line of semi trucks coming the other way over blind rolling hills? Much harder than passing someone that is doing 55 and it's safer in every way.
Instead of being the gatekeeper or playing cop (we have too many idiots playing cop without the badge or, albeit limited, training.) please just pull over and let them pass. But don't drive over your own limit.
@mas2de, story time:
When my older sister had just gotten her license, we were driving back from my grandparents house with my parents in their car and my sister in hers. Some guy in a large SUV (Tahoe or something) decided to rude that hatchback Civics tail with his high beams on over a damp, windy mountain pass for about 12 miles honking and putting his high beams right in her mirrors so she couldn't see on an already unlit, tree-covered, windy, often broken road. She sped up a bit and was doing 60 on that pass which is a 35-45 the whole way up and down. On the opposite direction, passing lanes abound, this way? One. She missed it and he nearly ran 2 kids, 17 and preteen, off the road and down the steep mountain side. My dad was 1 word away from dragging him out of his car through the window at the stoplight. We were lucky, not everyone is.
Don't be a colossal piece of shjt. Back the fvck off. Getting there 45 seconds earlier isn't worth potentially killing someone.
@PottedPlant, same if people break a certain distance my foot leaves the petal and I slow down til they back off
I feel like you're a bigger dick if you go 100 MPH and endanger the lives of everyone on the road while tailgating me but yeah sure I guess I'm a dick for stopping you from getting to your destination 15 mins quicker.
@PottedPlant, it's almost never that large of an improvement in travel time. A couple minutes at most unless they're on a long drive or doing over 100 (which faces heavier fines and restrictions in many states). Even then, it's just a few minutes and doing nearly 1.5x the speed of everyone around you is Very dangerous for everyone.
They are 100% the bigger ahole every time in that situation. They are absolutely in the wrong 100%.
But staying in their way if you can get out if their way safely, puts yourself, your passengers and them in danger too. If they tag your tail in a turn, yes they're in the wrong but they're more likely to not crash after the fact than you if they hit your tail. They will usually be able maintain more control over the front end of their vehicle than you can over your rear especially in a turn.
Fair enough, you make well reasoned points.
Its as simple as.... if youre going slow while a vehicle is up your a$$, then switch left and allow them to pass. If they high beam you, switch and let them pass. Dont be that one person that slows everything down despite the speed limit.
If a cop stops you going 5 miles above the limit, then he is being a dick. Simply because penalties start at 15 miles above the speed limit. Why? Well because i can argue that my speedometer wad miscalibrated but still did not speed (especially if other cars are passing you).
@Apatheticlad, you may be able to argue about your speedo calibration or keeping up with the flow if traffic in traffic court but tickets start at 1 mph over the speed limit. Sure that cop would be a dick but you're still paying that ticket. Over the speed limit means over the limit means your speeding ticket is entirely valid. And the limit is the limit, not the limit +15. Penalties start as soon as you exceed the limit and get caught.
Also a speedometer that is not functioning correctly is a vehicle in disrepair and would get you a fix-it ticket. And all vehicles are required to read no more than 2 mph over/under the actual value from the mfg with spec'd tires.
But yes people, even if you're speeding, if someone else wants to speed, don't play gatekeeper. That is also dangerous and a dick move. They will probably ride your tail and crash into you. Yes if you let them pass, they could hit someone else but they're about as likely to hit you and potentially cause a pile up.
There always a bigger fish ..... uh you what I mean.
No the police officer