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For every slow poke, there are 10 others pushing well beyond the speed limit, cutting in and out of lanes and putting everyone near them at risk.

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JimK-NY wrote:

For every slow poke, there are 10 others pushing well beyond the speed limit, cutting in and out of lanes and putting everyone near them at risk.


Obviously, many of us disagree. Although it could be a regional thing. With 80 mph speed limits, the dynamics change a lot.


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there's idiots on both sides of the fence - one is no better than the other


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JimK-NY wrote:

For every slow poke, there are 10 others pushing well beyond the speed limit, cutting in and out of lanes and putting everyone near them at risk.


We just visited the museum in Kearney, it was pretty cool. Towards the end they had a radar gun. I was surprised to see how very few were even doing 5 over in a 75. I did not get that perception from behind the wheel.


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If it’s a 4 or more lane highway/interstate the left lane is for passing and no one should be in that lane unless your are passing another vehicle, period.


It is legal to drive on left lane in most of the states.
Only few states have recommendations "keep right unless to pass" but with lack of reinforcement, you will see slow drivers on left lanes everywhere.
Strangely, most of them have CA license plate.
For comparison, my California friends lasted on left autobahn lane about 20 minutes before they got pulled over and reminded that they should not block fast lane driving 160 kph (100 mph)





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Kayteg1 wrote:

Only few states have recommendations "keep right unless to pass"


No, most not few. Checkout this comprehensive list from MIT.

http://www.mit.edu/~jfc/right.html

For anyone else, check out why you shouldn’t at the ironically “First Time Driver” site. [emoticon]

https://firsttimedriver.com/blog/slow-left-lane-driving-laws-and-dangers

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The worst left lane offenders that I see here in Utah are from CA. 2nd are women followed by men.

I marvel that people ever even passed a driving test or took drivers ed by a qualified instructor.

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jimh425 wrote:

Kayteg1 wrote:

Only few states have recommendations "keep right unless to pass"


No, most not few. Checkout this comprehensive list from MIT.

http://www.mit.edu/~jfc/right.html

For anyone else, check out why you shouldn’t at the ironically “First Time Driver” site. [emoticon]

https://firsttimedriver.com/blog/slow-left-lane-driving-laws-and-dangers

I can count 5 states have the "Keep right unless to pass" law and few more more where similar recommendation applies to certain condition.
Hardly most of the states.

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jimh425 wrote:


Obviously, many of us disagree. Although it could be a regional thing. With 80 mph speed limits, the dynamics change a lot.


I live in Nevada, and also do a lot of driving in Utah. Speed limit on the freeways in both states is 80 mph. So now traffic seems to be routinely moving around 90 mph; the stats in the local paper show the Nevada Highway Patrol giving out tickets for speeds over 100 mph...seems to me the last one I remember was for 112 mph.

When I'm on the freeway with truck/camper I try to stay ~ 65 mph. But it is easy to get caught up in the flow of traffic and exceed the speed limit. After a camping trip in Utah with my big 4x4 conversion van I was resetting the stats on the GPS unit and was a bit shocked to see that at some time or other I had hit a max speed of 91 mph.


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Where you see 80mph limits in Nevada?
All I15 and I40 have 70 mph. Have not been on I80 for few years, but only east side of it had higher limits, where last 100 miles before CA state line it was 70 as well.
Love the "flow of traffic" excuse.
Last week I tow my boat with SUV to Lake Powel.
The 4-cylinder diesel struggled in heavy winds pulling big patio boat, so I was driving in 65- 70 mph range.
Still was passing some semitrucks and lot of motorhomes.
Don't recall seeing TC on the trip.

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