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Re: About time, slow pokes keep right.

Postby herofan » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:38 pm

Brute 23 wrote:If you move in to the left lane to pass I have no problem with that. At the first chance you better move back right. Going for 3 or 4 cars when you could have moved over will not fly.


As someone else mentioned, it must be a little different in Ky. I’ve never seen a situation where one driver had traffic backed up and had to be followed for miles. I’ve seen people itching to get around someone, but it didn’t last long. You can always get around a slow poke in one lane or the other.

Why are people in such an all fired hurry anyway? If the limit were 100mph, then there would be a lot of people who would feel the need to do 110. Driving shouldn’t have to be such an intense experience.
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Re: About time, slow pokes keep right.

Postby Brute 23 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:19 pm

herofan wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:If you move in to the left lane to pass I have no problem with that. At the first chance you better move back right. Going for 3 or 4 cars when you could have moved over will not fly.


As someone else mentioned, it must be a little different in Ky. I’ve never seen a situation where one driver had traffic backed up and had to be followed for miles. I’ve seen people itching to get around someone, but it didn’t last long. You can always get around a slow poke in one lane or the other.

Why are people in such an all fired hurry anyway? If the limit were 100mph, then there would be a lot of people who would feel the need to do 110. Driving shouldn’t have to be such an intense experience.


You get on I20 and even the 18 wheelers are doing 80mph. Cars and trucks are doing 85-90. If you are not going with the flow you will get run over.
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Re: About time, slow pokes keep right.

Postby Dave » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:22 pm

This is why I so like I-84 in Eastern Oregon. Outside peak hours you can drive in the right lane, the left lane, or just down the middle if you feel like it. At 6:00 in the morning the next car will be a mile or two ahead and the same distance behind you. Occasionally there will a group of trucks bunched up but you can drive a couple hundred miles and see that once.
On the other hand there is no slow lane or fast lane in Seattle. It is four lanes of bumper to bumper all going 70. Trying to change lanes in any direction takes time and planning.
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Re: About time, slow pokes keep right.

Postby 1982vett » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:54 pm

Kinda saw that up in Wyoming a couple weeks ago. Not much traffic. Colorado on the other hand...you just might get run down if you don’t do 15 over. :lol:
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Re: About time, slow pokes keep right.

Postby haase » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:19 pm

Most of the left lane slow drivers up here have Minnesota plates.
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Re: About time, slow pokes keep right.

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:29 pm

If I see someone coming up on me I pull over. I see no reason to hold someone up if the road is open in front of me. It's just plum rude.
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Re: About time, slow pokes keep right.

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:31 pm

Brute 23 wrote:If you move in to the left lane to pass I have no problem with that. At the first chance you better move back right. Going for 3 or 4 cars when you could have moved over will not fly.

I had a car try to brake check me in the middle of HW 37. They had traffic backed up. People were be nice. Several trucks actually grouped up and ran the car off the road until they stopped in the ditch.

Had another car backing up traffic in the left lane one day. They were brake checking me and I was laughing and honking the horn. There was probably 20 cars backed up behind them. The lady waved her phone at me and then called some one, I assumed it was 911. I waited a minute and called also. I told the dispatch... Did a lady call in complaining of some some tailgating and honking at her. Dispatch said yes. I said flat out... its me. Told dispatch what was going on. She said hold on a minute. Shortly after the car moved over. The dispatch lady said she told her she can not drive in the left lane. A cop pulled her over a couple miles later.

I see stupid stuff like that all the time. The most dangerous people on the road are the ones who don't know the laws and people going slower than the speed limit. Studies are backing that. Its far more dangerous to drive 10 under than 10 over.


I would love to see the DPS raise state revenue coffers by nailing those speeding SOB’s.
I would love to see the speed limits lowered again 75 is nuts on some of these roads.
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Re: About time, slow pokes keep right.

Postby Brute 23 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:53 pm

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Brute 23 wrote:If you move in to the left lane to pass I have no problem with that. At the first chance you better move back right. Going for 3 or 4 cars when you could have moved over will not fly.

I had a car try to brake check me in the middle of HW 37. They had traffic backed up. People were be nice. Several trucks actually grouped up and ran the car off the road until they stopped in the ditch.

Had another car backing up traffic in the left lane one day. They were brake checking me and I was laughing and honking the horn. There was probably 20 cars backed up behind them. The lady waved her phone at me and then called some one, I assumed it was 911. I waited a minute and called also. I told the dispatch... Did a lady call in complaining of some some tailgating and honking at her. Dispatch said yes. I said flat out... its me. Told dispatch what was going on. She said hold on a minute. Shortly after the car moved over. The dispatch lady said she told her she can not drive in the left lane. A cop pulled her over a couple miles later.

I see stupid stuff like that all the time. The most dangerous people on the road are the ones who don't know the laws and people going slower than the speed limit. Studies are backing that. Its far more dangerous to drive 10 under than 10 over.


I would love to see the DPS raise state revenue coffers by nailing those speeding SOB’s.
I would love to see the speed limits lowered again 75 is nuts on some of these roads.


They are the worse ones. You should see them when they do shift changes on the border. There will be 6 dps doing 80 or 85 heading home. You can get right in line with them and go.

I was coming home a couple weeks ago and there were 3 or 4 of us doing 80 down the interstate. We got hung up in some 18 wheelers and there was a GW in the pile. I actually slowed up and let the GW in to pass. I was waiting when we got clear to see how fast he was going to drive. A lady was on my bumper so I moved over and let her go. She took off like a rocket. The GW took off too. I got to 80 and set my cruise again. She kept after it and the GW was right behind her. I bet she ran it up to 85-90. When they leveled off he flipped the lights on and pulled her over. :lol2: Guess she didn't know GWs can write tickets too.

They don't have the man power to enforce those laws. Most of the dps have gone to enforcing people driving reckless. They can have one person pulled over and traffic is speeding right past.
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Re: About time, slow pokes keep right.

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:12 pm

Love it.
US 190 here is two lane with a driveway at the bottom or top of every hill.
Ninety percent pulling out are little blue haired old ladies. I irritate the fire out of the Houston crowd set the cruse at 65, they will eventually pass in these hills. Funny part is I will pull up beside them at the light in town. If the city cop hasn’t downed them. The Houston idiots are driving like their butt is on fire and their head is catching heading for the reservation to gamble.
You come through Woodville on US 190 you better be doing posted speeds city boy will light you up.
South of town on US 69 the DPS will get your mind right.
IMO a lot of this driving aggression would go away if the law started enforcing traffic laws. Let the idiots pay the stupid tax to the city, state and insurance.
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Re: About time, slow pokes keep right.

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:28 pm

We don't run hard on unless it's on an interstate. Back roads and highways I like to stay within 8 - 10 mph of the speed limit. I paid a $1,050 speeding ticket awhile back and got off cheap, no points no record.
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