Saturday, July 10, 2010

Slower Traffic Move Right

This is a huge pet-peeve of mine. Drivers seem to just pick a lane and stay in it no matter how fast OR SLOW, they go. Logically it seems to me, if the far left lane is now a “Commuter Lane,” then the one next to it would now be considered the “Fast Lane/ or Passing Lane” during commute hours. Again, “SLOW VEHICLES should be on the far right!
Courtesy is two way. Suppose you just moved into the left lane to pass some slow vehicle in the right lane. Don't take all day to pass it while cars are accumulating behind you. If you only want to go 1 m.p.h. faster than that slow vehicle consider going 3 m.p.h. faster while you are doing the passing. You will only be going 2 m.p.h. faster than you want for a little while and you will be passing in 1/3 the time. Remember that milliseconds can add up to gridlock.

Realize that it is not your job to keep people from speeding.
Try not to let emotions control your driving behavior. Consider that the speeder is making the roads safer for the rest of us. What is the bigger risk while driving on the highway - wrecking or getting a speeding ticket? There are more speeding tickets than wrecks so our biggest worry should be avoiding a speeding ticket. By letting the speeder get ahead of you then that person will get the ticket and you won't.

Show courtesy to the guy behind you who wants to go faster.



  1. Oh my goodness. This is a huge pet peeve of mine, too. Since moving to CA, it seems like everyone does this. They drive under the speed limit in the left lane, and do not move over for you. It's really aggravating. Ha, it always makes for a fun time!

  2. I HATE this! And in Utah, we are infamous for this sort of bad driving behavior. And never signaling. And never letting anyone in.

    Horrible drivers in UT. The WORST!

  3. This is one of my BIGGEST pet peeves too! I get sooo mad when people don't move the heck over!!! So annoying!!

  4. Seriously bugs! I have to agree with M-Cat, UT drivers are some of the worst. Whenever I visit they bug the crap out of me.

  5. There are so many bad drivers out there!