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How fast in the left lane?

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Ayne11
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Re: How fast in the left lane?

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Posted by ElizaRags35

Posted by klingklang77

When I do drive, I go 65 in the left lane if I am passing. I had a few speeding tickets in my past and I learned my lesson. Even now on the Autobahn, I can't speed-- I'm too scared!

If I go over 65, I make sure to steal my neighbour's garbage pail and attach it to the back of my car. I then fling dog poop with a plunger (bleaching it after, of course) and hope it goes into the neighbour's pail (don't worry I always tip the garbageman at Xmas!). I always make sure to do this with someone breastfeeding in the car. I then check myself for insulin and check my rosary beads hanging from my rear view mirror. I haven't cleaned off the snow from my windows, but I will make sure to superglue Jesus, which has been broken from my speeding (but I can talk that down in Nassau, right?).

After I'm done I park in front of someone else's house.

Please stop.



FTW!!!

For the effing win!!!



Thanks! I forgot the part where I take my dog to a restaurant or the supermarket after all is said and done!



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Posted 4/24/14 10:04 PM
 
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2BadSoSad
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Re: How fast in the left lane?

not going to lie and pretend I only use it when I'm passing and never speed (not saying that people that said that are lying). I would say, to directly answer your question.....70. With that said, Im mostly a 65 mph driver in the center lane. Only bc most people, even at 70 will ride your ass in the left lane and the far right, has too many people merging for me to want to deal with. Try telling a gazillion people who are all trying to get to and from work in 3 lanes of traffic that the left lane is for passing only. In a perfect world, yes. At rush hour, its just another place, a faster place for the gazillion cars trying to get some place in gridlock when no one is passing anyone at all.

Message edited 4/24/2014 10:56:16 PM.

Posted 4/24/14 10:54 PM
 

lynnd126
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How fast in the left lane?

Left lane is for passing as in going faster than the middle lane, not necessarily passing and then getting back in front of the cars you pass. Obv there are speed limits but if I had to guess at an average left lane speed on a highway with no traffic I'd say something like 73/74. People feed off of one another and I've definitely been in a lot of situations where it seemed everyone around me was going close to 80. In NY where it's congested it would be kind of crazy if people could only use theleft to literally pass. Not sure how that exactly gets quantified either, like what if I'm passing ten cars?

Posted 4/24/14 10:57 PM
 

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Re: How fast in the left lane?

Posted by sameinitials

My rule of thumb is that to be in the left lane I need to be going faster than people in the other lanes. If you aren't passing people you shouldn't be in the left.



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Posted 4/25/14 2:04 AM
 

DiamondGirl
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Re: How fast in the left lane?

Posted by 2BadSoSad

not going to lie and pretend I only use it when I'm passing and never speed (not saying that people that said that are lying). I would say, to directly answer your question.....70. With that said, Im mostly a 65 mph driver in the center lane. Only bc most people, even at 70 will ride your ass in the left lane and the far right, has too many people merging for me to want to deal with. Try telling a gazillion people who are all trying to get to and from work in 3 lanes of traffic that the left lane is for passing only. In a perfect world, yes. At rush hour, its just another place, a faster place for the gazillion cars trying to get some place in gridlock when no one is passing anyone at all.



Chat Icon this exactly. My DH is always saying left lane is a passing lane and I Chat Icon

Posted 4/25/14 6:34 AM
 

Xelindrya
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Re: How fast in the left lane?

errrr
umm whatever I can get away with legally and safely? That's my honest answer Chat Icon

Left lane is for passing. Even if I'm speeding and see a car come up behind me faster, I move over.

I never try to purposely slow someone down.

I truly hate when people get into the left lane and go speed limit while the middle or right lane is open. You want to go speed limit? fine. But must you hold me up?

I can not lie. I barely ever go speed limit on a highway. Circumstances change with AJ in the car of course. I'm either stuck in traffic, only on the road for a few exits or I'm speeding by a large amount of area.

But I did love this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJjtQKND4W8

Shows a cop tailing and finally moving over a slow driver in the left lane.

As far as how many lanes justify the move over. I say any and all. When legal, the left ALWAYS passes. That includes one lane roads. We move over to the shoulder a bit if the line is dashed.

That said, I will admit I've 'passed' people on the right if they refuse to move. I'm not going to get into a road rage thing over traffic. We'll all get where we're going sooner or later.

Oh and speed limit on the Highway near my house??? 75mph Chat Icon


ETA: But I believe the answer here is The Speed limit is the maximum speed you can go in ideal circumstances. Regardless of lane.

However weather conditions will get you a ticket here if you go speed limit. I got pulled over once for going 35 in my mustang because it was raining. Chat Icon

Message edited 4/25/2014 9:46:42 AM.

Posted 4/25/14 9:44 AM
 

Jax430
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Re: How fast in the left lane?

Posted by My4GirlsMyLife

Posted by sameinitials

My rule of thumb is that to be in the left lane I need to be going faster than people in the other lanes. If you aren't passing people you shouldn't be in the left.



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Agreed.

Posted 4/25/14 10:32 AM
 

ElizaRags35
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Re: How fast in the left lane?

Posted by Jax430

Posted by My4GirlsMyLife

Posted by sameinitials

My rule of thumb is that to be in the left lane I need to be going faster than people in the other lanes. If you aren't passing people you shouldn't be in the left.



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Agreed.



Same here.

Posted 4/25/14 11:12 AM
 

NervousNell
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Re: How fast in the left lane?

So if a cop clocks you doing 80 in the left lane and you get a ticket for it can you go to court and fight it and say that you were just keeping up with the flow of traffic which is the law??

Posted 4/25/14 11:17 AM
 

blu6385

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Re: How fast in the left lane?

Posted by NervousNell

So if a cop clocks you doing 80 in the left lane and you get a ticket for it can you go to court and fight it and say that you were just keeping up with the flow of traffic which is the law??



I am not sure but I really do feel like I have heard this before. that they should or usually pull the person who is "leading: traffic cause everyone else is just keeping up with the flow again not sure how true that is and I doubt it will hold up in court Chat Icon

Posted 4/25/14 11:44 AM
 

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Re: How fast in the left lane?

Posted by ShhhTTCin11


LolChat Icon I expected you to be picking on me when I saw you replied to this Chat Icon



Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon I didn't meant to pick on you Chat Icon but like I posted I get you train of thought cause I think that same way too and will not move and I know I am wrong though at the time I pretend I am not Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 4/25/14 11:46 AM
 

MarisaK
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Re: How fast in the left lane?

The left lane is for PASSING - it's not your (the general 'your') responsibility to keep everyone else on the road going at the speed limit, or what you consider a reasonable pace. -

I HATE people to drive the left lane when they're not passing the middle lane ......it's obnoxious, AND it causes accidents.

Posted 4/25/14 11:47 AM
 

babyface10
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Re: How fast in the left lane?

Posted by ShhhTTCin11

Posted by RocPin

Posted by babyface10

If someone is coming behind you in the left lane move over. It is for passing only. My biggest peeve is sitting behind someone in the left lane. I dont care if you are going 50 or 80. If someone is on your tail MOVE OVER. LOL.



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I feel like you can go as fast as you want in the left lane. Its for passing. If someone is tailgating you, you should get to the right.

Can you tell its my pet peeve too?!? Chat Icon



So if I'm driving even lets say... 70! And passing cars on my right, you speedy chicks think I should move out of your way, even when I'm going 15mph over the limit? Because you want to drive 80?

I don't think the left lane laws are meant to be interpreted as you can go "as fast as you want" LOLChat Icon

That being said, I move. Because I (obviously) don't like being tailgated. I just think its funny.



I have no issue with someone going slower than me in the left lane if it is just to pass someone. But they should pass and then move back over to let the other cars by.
It really is not up to you how fast anyone else should go on a highway. If i get pulled over it is on me. I do drive fast when i am on my own but not when i have the kids with me as they can be a distraction.

Posted 4/25/14 1:58 PM
 

dawnygirl25
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Re: How fast in the left lane?

Posted by 3girls1dog

I like the left lane especially on the Northern state where is is only 2 lanes and i probably drive 65-70 but if someone comes up behind me fast I move out of the lane to let them pass. I always feel it is better to have someone going faster in front of me so the cop will get them, lol.



THIS!!!!!

Posted 4/25/14 3:07 PM
 
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