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Jul 19th 2012 4:23PM To all the readers who thought my comment meant I was "clogging" up the left lane and trying to limit the speed in that lane. You missed the one very important part of my post.. I said I was following at the exact same speed as the vehicle in front of me.. at the safe following distance. To further explain.. to move into the right lane would require my slowing my speed by 10 miles per hour in heavy traffic so that the one hot head could pass and in turn annoy the driver in front of me.. and the driver in front of them.. and so on and so on. No.. I don't feel a bit wrong in staying where I am in the normal flow of traffic. It wouldn't be a momentary inconvenience to pull into the right lane..it would most likely get me stuck there due to heavy traffic flow in BOTH lanes. You guys honestly know the type.. 98% of the drivers are driving one speed and there is that one idiot that thinks he went to Nascar driving school and is weaving in and out of both lanes like a maniac. The problem is either the guy that is going excessively fast.. or excessively slow.. the ones going along with the flow are NOT the problem.
I am NOT dictating the speed of travel.. that has already been set by the umpteen cars in front of me.. What I am choosing to do is remain in the lane I am in because it is traveling at the speed I want to. Also note.. this is generally a rush hour thing..
I also clearly stated that NORMALLY.. I ride in the RIGHT hand lane... except in this case where I am going FASTER than the traffic in that lane.. then I will be in the Left lane.