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Old 07-21-2008, 12:52 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by tjts1 View Post
[...]The most important point to safety is that everyone on the highway travels at the same speed regardless of the speed limit. Driving slower than traffic (AKA having 20 cars pass you) is more dangerous as driving faster than traffic. [...]
Is that traffic speed average for all lanes or individual lanes? I had my first highway driving experience in the US last week. I drove down to Boston (loved the city btw) on I-93 and back up on I-95. I felt perfectly safe doing 55 mph in the right lane, and I was not alone at that speed. Going 55 in the left lane would have been asking for trouble, but in the rightmost I was not far from the average speed on that lane.
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