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Pangaea Ron

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Posted: 07/10/19 11:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While driving in Jalisco, Mexico, I was told that it is not permitted to hold up traffic behind you when making a left turn, so drivers turn on their left blinker and pull off to the right where there is usually a wide shoulder, and then wait for an opening. There is often an adjacent frontage road to use when crossing a highway.

I do that when turning left, but am wary of cars in front of me that do it. To make matters worse, it is apparently not universal throughout Mexico, but is a regional thing?


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troubledwaters wrote:

Missouri 304.011.1 - No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law. Peace officers may enforce the provisions of this section by directions to drivers, and in the event of apparent willful disobedience to this provision and refusal to comply with direction of an officer in accordance herewith, the continued slow operation by a driver is a misdemeanor.


This LEO can pull me over, or stop me. But if I feel that I'm going the max safe speed for vehicle, road, and road conditions, I am willing to stand in front of the judge and let that county mounty explain why I should be going faster. BTDT, case dismissed.

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There is no LEO.


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I will not rely on another person's judgement to tell me when it is safe to pass.

I will continue to drive what I consider a safe speed. I usually avoid Interstate Highways and stick to US and state highways. I drive about 55 when the speed limit is 55 and 60 when it is higher. If I have to be on the I, I speed up to 65. Pay attention to the traffic up ahead and anticipate when you need to pass.
There is a passing lane on the I for a reason, so use it.


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JRscooby wrote:

troubledwaters wrote:

Missouri 304.011.1 - No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law. Peace officers may enforce the provisions of this section by directions to drivers, and in the event of apparent willful disobedience to this provision and refusal to comply with direction of an officer in accordance herewith, the continued slow operation by a driver is a misdemeanor.


This LEO can pull me over, or stop me. But if I feel that I'm going the max safe speed for vehicle, road, and road conditions, I am willing to stand in front of the judge and let that county mounty explain why I should be going faster. BTDT, case dismissed.


If you’re holding up faster traffic and a LEO pulls you over, there’s NO need to write you a ticket, they’ve already done what’s needed, to let the faster traffic go by you......

Oh, and good luck merging back out into that faster traffic now that you’re at a full stop.

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I've never heard of anything like that. To me it would be confusing and I would wonder what you are smoking.

Now, if you didn't blink and then you slowed down and pulled to the right of the lane I would take that to mean that you want me to go by and that is what I would do. But, only when I thought it was safe to do so.

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Posted: 07/10/19 11:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Corkey05 wrote:

Does anyone remember when the speed limit signs on Hwy's also included "Minimum" speed?

And I have a couple of tickets to show from going below the posted Low Limit. The Minimum began to disappear soon after the Interstate system became our main roadways.


Not only do I remember it...it's still there on most freeways.

It has been changed in many states to bump it up to 55mph and even if not posted, many vehicle codes still include it.


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Posted: 07/10/19 11:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JRscooby wrote:


This LEO can pull me over, or stop me. But if I feel that I'm going the max safe speed for vehicle, road, and road conditions, I am willing to stand in front of the judge and let that county mounty explain why I should be going faster.


And then the judge will nod and smile...and tell you to pay on the way out.

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valhalla360 wrote:

JRscooby wrote:


This LEO can pull me over, or stop me. But if I feel that I'm going the max safe speed for vehicle, road, and road conditions, I am willing to stand in front of the judge and let that county mounty explain why I should be going faster.


And then the judge will nod and smile...and tell you to pay on the way out.


What really happened? I told the judge that I was driving slow, between 15 and 40, so I could, in communication with my escort, keep all 30 of my wheels away from the edges of pavement, on curves. At over 100 ft long, I often needed the oncoming lane on the curves. 3 bridges in the section of road where posted 30 ton 15MPH. The high temps had the pavement soft, lower speeds make less side pressure, road damage. When Barney put on the beacon, I made sure he could see past my 12 ft wide, moved to the right so a couple of feet of load over the side of road, and stopped. Yes your honor, I refused to pull off the pavement. I was not sure that my 120,000 lbs would not cause damage, and suspect that the dirt shoulder, that was only a few feet wide, would hold to where I could drive off. I had all the permits to show the judge, but the LEO was not smart enough to ask for them.
Like I say, it is up to the driver to determine how fast to drive, up to the max legal speed.

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So you're comparing a 30 wheel, 120,000 lbs, wide loaded truck to an RV and you think standing before the judge is going to work out the same way for an RV. smh. (You do remember this forum is about RV's don't you?)

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