Let Me Ask You a Question – 2/26/19

Let Me Ask You a Question – 2/26/19

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Let me ask you a question…

Why do people drive at the speed limit in the left lane?  Do drivers not understand the left lane is a passing lane only?  Or is that rule a thing of the past?

-Confused in North Carolina

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35 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You a Question – 2/26/19

    1. I’m referring to the interstate mostly. In the city I have no problem with someone being in a left lane or driving the speed limit. On the interstate I think different rules apply.

  1. When I was a lad, my mentor (the Master in my posts) told me that 75% of the planet are wankers and that’s why it is so easy to succeed in life. A little harsh, maybe? But it does answer your question 😂😂

  2. Well, if they are driving at the limit, no law abiding person (other than an emergency vehicle, in which case they have to move over to a shoulder and stop) has any reason to pass them. Right? Would you want such (possibly) self-righteous individuals to make life easier for scoff-laws?

    It’s the ones who drive 10mph below the limit in the left lane that worry me. My grandmother did that a lot because then she could see where the edge of the road was. She was very short and could barely see out the front.

    1. So in your mind someone driving in the passing lane with 10 cars lined up behind them who does not return to the right lane is in the right to do so?

  3. I put it down to people being too self-important. On I-95 you also get a lot of drivers putting on their cruise-contol and don’t want to actually drive when traffic merges in the right lane. So frustrating. Traffic wouldn’t be so bad if people gave thought to their actions. I’ll stop now before ranting further. 🙂

  4. I know in our state (NJ) they always had signs on all the highways about that being the passing lane only, but you rarely see those signs anymore and for all I know they don’t teach that to new drivers anymore.

  5. Where I come from, the right lane is for people who want to go slower than the speed limit. The left lane is for people who want to go the speed limit or higher and it’s also for passing the slowpokes in the right lane. Technically here, you’re not supposed to use the left lane at all unless you’re passing, but that rule gets generally ignored.

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