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    Bringing a Little Levity to the Situation

    http://www.rightlaneslowleftlanefast.com

    Been wanting to do this for some time now. May stay like it is and may mushroom into something much more....any ideas if more?

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    Hey I like it... would be fun to see other bits of driver wisdom with accompanying slick piece of art/logo, so "rightlaneslowleftlanefast" becomes the motto for a website that is more about How To Drive Good.

    i.e.:

    Don't drive while gabbing on a cell phone

    Don't drive drunk

    Use the whole merge lane and then at merge point go Every Other Car (odd-even, don't know how this goes in a tidy phrase)

    Don't tail gate

    Slow down when it's snowing

    Use your indicators

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    I like it. I've been wanting to do something a little light-hearted like this. I even thought about expanding it beyond just driving related but things people 'should' know and follow through on whatever that might be. If it goes further I'll post here.

    Thanks Fumigator

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    You're to blame if a stupid Brit sees this. =P

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    Usually sites like this have hilarious comments in the source code
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    i probably should've placed a disclaimer link somewhere to absolve me of any punitive action should those overseas follow this. oh well...

    how 'bout making it a portfolio of those who violate this - snap a pic and upload

    maybe not...

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    Stupid Brit here. (Born daft and have had 83 years to perfect the craft)
    What's this thread all about?

    Stupid I do real good, but this one eludes me.

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    I don't know how it is in the UK but on America's freeways the lane furthest to the left should only be driven in when you're passing another car. Change lane, pass car, change lane back. The problem arises when people decide to camp in the left lane who are not passing anyone and are in fact going slower than general traffic flow. Speed limits be damned, that left lane should only be used if you're passing someone. If you're getting passed on the right, you should scooch on over to the right at your earliest convenience.

    It's a bit of a sore spot for some of us, and the OP's fun little website is a friendly reminder of how to drive.

    The UK joke has something to do with how you all drive on the wrong side of the road

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumigator View Post
    I don't know how it is in the UK but on America's freeways the lane furthest to the left should only be driven in when you're passing another car. Change lane, pass car, change lane back.
    This has been a law in Germany for a long time (if not even since the invention of the “Autobahn”). You aren’t allowed to pass a car at the right for security reasons because drivers have to be more careful when changing lanes since someone could pass by at either side. This can become very dangerous if you pass a car (or are passed by a car) at the speed of 200 km/h (124 mph) and you or the other driver isn’t expecting it (mind you, there’s officially no actual speed limit for German Autobahns, just kind of a recommendation).

    The result of this is that it’s also a law to drive in the rightmost lane and only change lanes to pass a slower car. And sneaking around in the middle or left lane (there are never more than three lanes at the Autobahn) can lead to a fine if you are caught in the act (as well as passing a slower car at the right).

    People here usually do follow these rules and customs but I couldn’t imagine this in, say, Los Angeles with their ten lane highways or whatever. And I also guess most people won’t care because changing customs is very, very hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIPStephan View Post
    This has been a law in Germany for a long time (if not even since the invention of the “Autobahn”). You aren’t allowed to pass a car at the right for security reasons because drivers have to be more careful when changing lanes since someone could pass by at either side. This can become very dangerous if you pass a car (or are passed by a car) at the speed of 200 km/h (124 mph) and you or the other driver isn’t expecting it (mind you, there’s officially no actual speed limit for German Autobahns, just kind of a recommendation).

    The result of this is that it’s also a law to drive in the rightmost lane and only change lanes to pass a slower car. And sneaking around in the middle or left lane (there are never more than three lanes at the Autobahn) can lead to a fine if you are caught in the act (as well as passing a slower car at the right).
    This was one of the best parts of a trip to Europe a few years ago. We rented a car and drove from Paris through Germany, Switzerland and Italy down to Nice. Driving on the Autobahn was a complete revelation in the competence and efficiency of the drivers. Trucks stayed on the right, moving into the middle lane to pass. Cars stayed in the middle lane, moving into the left lane to pass. Period. End of story. It was a thing of beauty.

    Between that and the wonderful prevalence of roundabouts, coming back to the States and experiencing the driving nonsense here was really hard.

    Honestly I'd just settle for people knowing they have to speed up in order to merge onto the highway...
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    I don't know how it is in the UK but on America's freeways the lane furthest to the left should only be driven in when you're passing another car. Change lane, pass car, change lane back. The problem arises when people decide to camp in the left lane who are not passing anyone and are in fact going slower than general traffic flow. Speed limits be damned, that left lane should only be used if you're passing someone. If you're getting passed on the right, you should scooch on over to the right at your earliest convenience.
    If you switch the sides, (right for left / left for right.) it is largely the same in England. and we have roughly the same problems. Idiots are two for a penny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyanLight View Post
    You're to blame if a stupid Brit sees this. =P
    bleh, americans might drive on the right side of the road.

    Europeans and most of the rest of world, drive on the correct side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bazz View Post
    bleh, americans might drive on the right side of the road.

    Europeans […] drive on the correct side.
    Eh? As far as I remember the Brits are the only ones in Europe. That’s why it’s a generally accepted fact that they drive on the wrong side.

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    Interestingly, a whopping 28% of the world's roads carry traffic on the left side. I never would have thought it was so much... Shows how Amero-centric I am, heh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msuffern View Post
    Interestingly, a whopping 28% of the world's roads carry traffic on the left side. I never would have thought it was so much... Shows how Amero-centric I am, heh.
    Did you mean http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driving..._left_or_right? It seems your link has too many HTTPs.


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