The left lane…

April 15th, 2006

…is called the “passing” lane for a reason.

If you’re one of those folks who likes to sit in the left-hand lane whether you’re passing or not:

I know you’re doing the speed limit.

I know you’re sure you’re in the right.

But how about being in the “right” in the right-hand lane?

Entry Filed under: Observations

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Melinda Omdahl  |  April 16th, 2006 at 9:02 pm

    While you’re at it… Remind everyone that when you’re merging onto the highway – You have to yield to those already on the highway. You do not have right of way while on the on ramp. It is nice if the people on the highway do some manuevering to let you in, but it is not their duty. Yield, my friends, yield.

  • 2. Bruce  |  April 17th, 2006 at 5:26 am

    “How about being right in the right?”

    So perfectly stated!

    And often times, these people doing just the limit in the left lane, are then the ones who whill be on the golf course, chastising the people in front of them for not letting them (the faster golfer) pass through on a hole. DOUBLE STANDARDS!

    Good blog entry.

  • 3. Phel Jones  |  April 17th, 2006 at 7:17 am

    And just to irritate you further (because these folks are psychic that way) they’ll find a center-lane driver and join shoulders.

  • 4. Administrator  |  April 17th, 2006 at 8:09 am

    Phel, I actually have a name for two cars going the exact same speed side-by-side on the highway so that no one can get past them.

    I call it a “Wisconsin road block.” ;)

  • 5. Scott Mehring  |  April 18th, 2006 at 12:25 am

    Indeed. If someone is going faster than you, they should be to your left. If someone is going slower than you, they should be to your right. If this is not the case, you are in the wrong lane.

  • 6. Fuzz Martin  |  April 18th, 2006 at 8:28 am

    Pet-peeve blogging – one of the many therapeutic benefits of owning your own website. I think you can find a “driving” article on about 100% of blogs.

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