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Category  Law & Order
Poster  DrCaleb
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Date  2021-03-25 06:21:42

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  • DrCaleb: Protip: Those signs that you see that say "MERGE" means you must yield right of way to vehicles entering the motorway. T-Boning them because you think you shouldn't have to means you will likely lose your job, license and possibly your freedom.
  • bootlegga: Based on that video, it looks like this truck driver needs to have the book thrown at him, but odds are he'll get a slap on the wrist like most drunk drivers, texting drivers, road ragers, etc.
  • rickc: They need to reteach the way we drive. I was taught to drive in the right lane and pass in the left lane. That is still the way that it should be done on a four lane highway. ESPECIALLY the PASSING part. Way to many drivers camping out in the passing lane doing the speed limit. It creates road rage and causes accidents when drivers are weaving in and out of traffic to get around these people. Get out off the passing lane if you are not passing. If someone wants to speed, let them. Its their ticket.

    That said the majority of the interstates are no longer four lanes unless you are driving in a very rural state. Eight lanes are the norm. When driving on an eight lane highway, the far right lane should only be used by people entering or exiting the highway. You have no business being in that lane unless you are taking the very next exit. People camping out in the far right lane prevents people from getting on the highway safely. Kind of what we see here in this video. Get on the highway, and get out of the far right lane. Pass in the far left lane, then get out of the far left lane. Drive in the middle two lanes. I am all for super steep tickets for people camping out in the far right or left lanes. Start at $1000 for the first offence, move up from there.
  • DrCaleb: "rickc" said
    They need to reteach the way we drive. I was taught to drive in the right lane and pass in the left lane.


    That is the law around here. People may even see the signs "Keep Right Except to PASS". But they made up some notion that the left lane is the 'FAST' lane, so if you are going fast that is the lane for you. :?
  • bootlegga: "rickc" said
    They need to reteach the way we drive. I was taught to drive in the right lane and pass in the left lane. That is still the way that it should be done on a four lane highway. ESPECIALLY the PASSING part. Way to many drivers camping out in the passing lane doing the speed limit. It creates road rage and causes accidents when drivers are weaving in and out of traffic to get around these people. Get out off the passing lane if you are not passing. If someone wants to speed, let them. Its their ticket.

    That said the majority of the interstates are no longer four lanes unless you are driving in a very rural state. Eight lanes are the norm. When driving on an eight lane highway, the far right lane should only be used by people entering or exiting the highway. You have no business being in that lane unless you are taking the very next exit. People camping out in the far right lane prevents people from getting on the highway safely. Kind of what we see here in this video. Get on the highway, and get out of the far right lane. Pass in the far left lane, then get out of the far left lane. Drive in the middle two lanes. I am all for super steep tickets for people camping out in the far right or left lanes. Start at $1000 for the first offence, move up from there.


    I agree on the re-training part, and think that drivers should have to retake their driving test at least every 10 years, if not every 5 years.

    I disagree on the 'let them speed' argument - I'd argue we need more enforcement (automated and by officers) because speed is a real killer. I don't know about US stats, but up here, almost 1/4 of all crashes have speed as a factor (sometimes in conjunction with distraction or impairment too).

    In my experience driving through 15 or 20 states, interstates are only eight lanes in urban areas, and only 4 lanes when they go through rural areas (I-5, I-15, I-94, I-29, etc.), but if they've gone to 8 lanes in most places, that's a good thing. I typically drive in the middle lane, or if there is one, in the HOV lane.

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