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Left lane drivers

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by "OldManTan", Apr 2, 2013.

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Left Lane Usage

Poll closed May 2, 2013.
  1. All the time, I got somewhere to be.

    39 vote(s)
    13.7%
  2. Sometimes hang there a little too long but hey its a lane.

    59 vote(s)
    20.7%
  3. Only for passing slow ass right lane people.

    174 vote(s)
    61.1%
  4. There's another lane?

    13 vote(s)
    4.6%
  1. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:45 PM
    #1
    "OldManTan"

    "OldManTan" [OP] Now my Taco is bloody Red, ewww

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    I followed a Taco into work this morning who was doing a decent speed, but still didn't need to be in the left lane, as he wasn't passing anybody. So I ask of my fellow members, when do you use the left lane?
     
  2. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    rickmeseke

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    when im passing, or if im on the causeway/bridge (twice a day) and its raining because the right lane floods really bad
     
  3. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    Maximus

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    I only use the left lane when I'm carpooling and need to haul ass to my destination; otherwise I'm in the right lane conserving my gas.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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    CanisLupus

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    I use to drive like the teenager I was, but now I drive like a granny. Pretty much in the right hand lane all the time now unless someone is not using the skinny pedal at all.

    Matt
     
  5. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:51 PM
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    ntilehman

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    I absolutely hate people that hang out in the left lane. Get the hell over to the right.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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    Okeetee

    Okeetee I like the Anaheim Ducks

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    I use the right two lanes primarily. I rarely (if ever) take it over 70 mph unless on a downhill and I don't realize how fast I'm going.

    Especially here in California, you'll get run off the road if you're not going at least 75 in the far left lane.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:53 PM
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    113tac

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    I usually drive in the middle lane since most people in the right lane are either semi trucks or going under the speed limit. i used to drive in the left lane all the time but ive started driving slower haha. i only go in the left lane if im passing or there is traffic going slow in the middle and right lane
     
  8. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:53 PM
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    "OldManTan"

    "OldManTan" [OP] Now my Taco is bloody Red, ewww

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    I agree and disagree. If you are holding up someone behind you, move over. If you are keeping up with the flow, than its fine imo. Some people forget that it is a passing lane. So move the F*ck over so I can pass you. :)
     
  9. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Only use it for passing. Cant stand people that just sit there and stay in the left lane especially if they are going the speed limit or slower.
     
  10. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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    Fightnfire

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    In Seattle area traffic all lanes of the freeway are used equally just due to traffic density. That said, the slower people do stick to the right and the faster people to the left.

    (It is state law to stay right unless passing, but it's not enforced or really possible)
     
  11. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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    jtav2002

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    Drive right, pass left. As the law generally states. Probably the top thing that irks me on the road is people that just hang out there clueless, especially when they're severely impeding traffic. Before I had a truck I used to be a left lane only driver for the most part and would keep up with traffic no matter how fast they were going. I grandpa drive now for the most part so I'm usually in the slow lane. Unless someone is driving painfully and need to be passed. And even if I'm passing cars while in the left lane if I see someone flying up on my ass I get over and let them pass. I'll gladly follow them and let them get a ticket.

    I wish they would enforce that law here. On the highway by my house I take to work everyday I honestly think they could make out better writing tickets for left lane hoggers than they would for speeders since they generally give you 15mph over on that stretch before ticketing and most are usually within that speed.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:59 PM
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    rickmeseke

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    what i hate is when its a two lane (or three i suppose) when both cars are driving side by side and one wont speed the fuck up and get infront/behind the other.

    its like, get the fuck over. its common sense.
     
  13. Apr 2, 2013 at 3:02 PM
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    coffeesnob

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    ya that drives me crazy
     
  14. Apr 2, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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    CUtacomaTIGER

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    i get annoyed when others just hang out in left if its hwy/rural driving. but if its city driving i prefer left or middle if there is one b/c to turn left there is usually a turning lane people can use to slow down, but right turn there isn't. so when they slow down to turn right you'll get stuck slowing down too if in right lane
     
  15. Apr 2, 2013 at 3:13 PM
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    CUtacomaTIGER

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    left lane people cause me to want a steel plate bumper and an air horn
     
  16. Apr 2, 2013 at 3:20 PM
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    lowcountrytj

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    Left lane losers makes my A%# want to chop wood!
     
  17. Apr 2, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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    Rupp1

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    Boy, seems like a lot of left Lane hate.


    That's where I hang out. I'm not that DB that holds up traffic though. I pay attention and when someone needs to get by, I get right out of the way.
    NYS Trooper once told me if you want to get somewhere in a hurry, stay in the left Lane and don't keep changing, only when you need to.
     
  18. Apr 2, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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    worthywads

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    Recently riding shotgun with a co-worker and long time friend. He drove from Boulder to Denver and then back. He stayed in the left lane the whole time down but it was rush hour traffic so it really doesn't matter all lanes were full with below speed limit traffic.

    On the way back he was still in the left lane the whole time and people were passing on the right. I finally said, "Dude relinquish the the left lane if your not going to keep up with traffic". He was like "what do you mean". I said "the law is the left lane is only for passing, you can't just stay in this lane and make people pass on the right".

    He literally had no idea this was the law and just common courtesy if it wasn't the law. I don't think he was lying, he just never understood this.

    Seems hard to believe, they guy is 35 but didn't know this? He did start college at 16 and is probably genius smart, but oblivious other times. :confused:
     
  19. Apr 2, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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    "OldManTan"

    "OldManTan" [OP] Now my Taco is bloody Red, ewww

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    Yes, this. Kind of what prompted me to start this thread.
     
  20. Apr 2, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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    yesterday afternoon had to pass on the right...there was an OLD, OLD, OLD lady doing 1/2 the speed limit, in the left lane, at rush hour...

    Howard
     
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