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Slow leftlane drivers get tickets!!!!

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by TestShoot, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. TestShoot

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  3. Meister

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  4. 250californiafan

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    Agreed. Those are some of the most inconsiderate, and annoying drivers on the road.
     
  5. HUTCH91TR

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    +1.

    It's about time that slow left lane cloggers get treated like the accident causing, pitiful drivers that they are.
     
  6. MurcieMurcie

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    I think TX has been doing this for awhile....I have seen some DPS and Shenandoah police pulling people over on I45 for driving slow in the left lane.
     
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  8. Jdubbya

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    That'll never fly here in Washington. They'll probably pull them over and give 'em an atta boy or something.
     
  9. robert biscan

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    This left lane slow driving is an epidemic in our country. On a recent trip back to Tn. from Florida , there were times there were lines of cars in the left lane backed up behind a slow car and maybe just a few cars in the right lane. I saw people driving for miles in the left lane with no other cars in the right lane at all. The idea that you drive in the right lane and pass in the left lane has been changed to drive in the left lane and pass on the right. The system doesn't work any better with 3 lanes either. Then the idea is to stay in the far left lane no matter what and keep all the trucks in the middle and right lane traveling side by side so absolutely no traffic can move is the answer. I think something has to be done about this. You see guys pulling trailers and mobile homes towing cars in the left lane taking 30 miles to make one pass. What did that really do for anyone. They pick up one car and it holds up the entire population of the state for an hour.
     
  10. TexasF355F1

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    Good thing you've seen it here, I still have yet to see it happen. But you give me hope.

    I'm also so sick and tired of seeing people without brakelights. I use to rarely see it, now it's seemed to have become a huge epedimic. Pisses me off!
     
  11. ChunkyMonkey

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    I've seen it quite a bit....enforcing the left lane for passing only. In fact, we've had signs posted on Loop 1604 for a while stating, "Don't slow Texas down, slower drivers keep right." Something close to that effect on the second half of the phrase.
     
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    The other day on the high way all slow drivers were blocking on the left and people (including myself) had to pass on the right..... I told my wife I suddenly felt like I was driving in England :)
     
  14. jk0001

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    WE need that law in Florida.
     
  15. WJHMH

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    This is huge problem in DFW & really hope this catches on nationwide.
     
  16. OC Speed Junkie

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    Furthermore, it's dangerous. I came up on a car with very dim taillights the other night doing around 50 on the freeway, in the fast lane.
     
  17. Jerrari

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    OMG, you hit my hot button w/ those left lane pricks! They are either clueless or they think that it is their right to keep traffic going the speed limit and no faster. These a-holes are followed closely by those that refuse to use their turn signals and then by people that throw trash out their windows.
     
  18. LightGuy

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    The police are lazy.
    They will only issue a ticket that they can win in court.
    It is an opinion as to how slow you can go in the left lane. One that a Judge can interpret.
    It is so much easier to issue a speeding or red light ticket.
    Which is why courtesy is no longer practiced on US roads. Being a jerk is not a crime.
     
  19. Dilancer

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    About time someone did something about this.
     
  20. Asian1118

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    alright, I have to drive down a 2 lane road (n & s) for about 4 miles on my way to work SL 55 a van driving 40 the entire way made me so mad, and im sure the 20 cars behind me wernt that happy either. I wonder if that will apply.
     
  21. ChunkyMonkey

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    True, some are. My grandpa got a ticket for impeding traffic in the right lane once. I don't know the rest of the details though. I don't do highway traffic, due to jurisdiction. But handle A LOT of highway speeds on regulars streets. One person doing 26 over in a 40 this morning. I prefer being more proactive in the neighborhoods though to be honest. Dealing with trying to catch the burglars or the drugs. But dang those left lane "Sunday drivers."
     
  22. ZINGARA 250GTL

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    You are very correct in your approach. Crime prevention and intervention is always the prime emphasis. Nonetheless, in the spirit of triage, more lives can be saved by monitoring those who run lights and stop signs. T-bones at 40mph kill! Revenue, not safety should not never be as important.



     
  23. ChunkyMonkey

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    I agree, I worked a major accident last monday. Fortunately only the at fault driver was injured, but unfortunately he was injured too, know what I mean. They CAN be just as bad and have equal importance. Be surprised on how many I stop for blowing by a loading school bus in the morning as well. I kind of glad I don't have the highways to mess with sometimes.
     
  24. C4talyst

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    Isn't this already the law in most states? Here in Virginia the law states the left lane is to be used for passing only when travelling on the highways.
     
  25. TestShoot

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    I use the passing land for passing as I intend to pass everyone.
     
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