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Old 08-03-2013, 03:03 PM   #101 (permalink)
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I think you summed it up with one word, respect. But it seems these day's too many think respect is a one way street and everyone else needs to get off their road.
Respect goes both ways. It would be very rude of me to ride my scooter at 50 mph on a 65 mph interstate. Traffic will back up behind me while semis try to find a gap big enough to jump into the left lane at 50, in front of cars approaching at 75 mph. Traffic is too dense where I drive for me to consider 50 mph on the interstate any kind of viable option regardless of whatever personal justification I would come up with.

 
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:23 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Follow the slowest truck you come up behind. No slower. If the truck you are following passes an even slower truck. Then just stay behind that one. Stubbornly going too slow forces all the other slow moving vehicles that would normally just stay in line to use the left lane to get around you. Which makes everyone less safe. Cohabitate and cooperate on the roads. The slow line of trucks will be 2 mph under the limit. This is slow enough. Going any slower than this is just making a problem.
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Yeah, tell it to the cops as they're slapping on the cuffs and stuffing you into the back seat of the cruiser. I'm sure they would love to hear all about your self righteous little theory.



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Old 08-04-2013, 11:23 AM   #103 (permalink)
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This simply means that you are legally permitted to drive as slow as 45 MPH on an interstate highway.

Just don't do your slow jam 45 in the left lane, as it is neither safe nor courteous.

Nobody likes a road hog - legal or not.
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NOBODY here is talking about being the Civilian Speed Cop Corp by parking in the left lane.
NOBODY here is talking about parking - except you.

Some states even have it posted on their highways: "keep right except to pass".

It's common sense, common courtesy and a matter of safety.
 
Old 08-04-2013, 04:19 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Some states even have it posted on their highways: "keep right except to pass".

It's common sense, common courtesy and a matter of safety.
And it's the law almost everywhere (not that it's enforced very often).
 
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I'm still interested in the legal theory that allows me to go whatever speed I want as long as I have accomplices.
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I'm still interested in the legal theory that allows me to go whatever speed I want as long as I have accomplices.
It is obviously already in practice. Half of the cars on the highway drive faster than 75 mph in a 65 zone. If only 1 car in 100 were driving 75, 76 mph would get you a ticket every time but it doesn't.
 
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And the judge will buy that?

Where is the statute that defines that?
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I use to drive much faster in my younger years. What did it get me? A few speeding tickets, higher insurance rates, and actually more stress as I was always "in a hurry". The older I get the slower I go, yet stay mindful and aware of my place on the road. I drive more city streets where driving the PSL and I can still get great mpg. I have much less stress behind the wheel driving this way now.
 
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And it's the law almost everywhere (not that it's enforced very often).


Road hogs, beware! link

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What can I say? I usually go about 52; if there's a nice tailwind I'll take advantage and go 55-58. I've not had negative consequences. Just do it.

Many years ago I broke my speedy ways by wondering what it would be like to only have a moped or EV that could only go 45... would it drive me nuts? I decided I didn't have to actually have a moped or EV to test that theory; all I had to do was drive/ride at that speed. Voila, the change occurred. I'm much more relaxed while driving and I don't care if there are any cops hiding anywhere anymore. Yes, I could handle having a vehicle that only has 45-55 mph cruise capability.

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