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rhagfo

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BackOfThePack wrote:

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Wow, talk about it is all about me attitude.
First of all if you are in the right lane, you need to yield to a vehicle passing you in the left lane, you just can't bull your way into the lane, same on returning to the right lane.

Well if you are driving defensively you are looking down the road and not beyond your ability to slow or stop for traffic issues.

Lastly if you pull from the right lane into the left lane and strike a vehicle already there, you are at fault, not the vehicle already in that lane.



Wrong.

1). A vehicle passing at a 7-mph variance will, with some minor slowing on the part of the travel lane vehicle, get around the right lane vehicle quickly.

2). But those on his tail have ZERO right-of-way. It’s illegal to block the left lane. No exceptions. Tail-gating and lane-blocking aren’t a defense to being knocked off the road. Illegal passing, by definition.

The road design IS the rule.

Faster traffic NEVER has ROW except in the confines of a legal pass.

I’ve had several hit me this year as I LEGALLY moved left. Thought they could speed up to block me: (1) They were illegally in the lane to begin with; (2) “Blocking” can be a go-to-jail offense.


Wake up.

I spend my days maintaining the MAXIMUM distance I can (traffic volume); slowing from a cruise speed by 10-mph TO GET OTHERS AROUND ME FASTEST.

When the idiots jam up ahead of me to pass a slow mover, I back off and wait. Only them do I pass. Alone.

Had an extremely slow big truck get onto the Interstate yesterday at a distance that only emergency braking could solve. I signaled and moved left. LEGALLY, as vehicles illegally tailgating DONT EXIST.

You NEED TO EXPECT THAT (what your father SHOULD have taught you).

Had someone hit your car, but you had no insurance? Same principle, YOU shouldn’t have been on the road. The other guy could be drunk and ran a light. Your fault.

Anyone thinks a big truck driver should roll his vehicle (as that will happen) versus move into the left lane is a fool.

Left lane confers ZERO right-of-way. All risk assumed except within the confines of a legally-executed pass. YOU CANNOT OTHERWISE BE IN THE LEFT LANE.

Your commuter miles = ZERO highway experience.

A guy running the legal minimum of 45-mph MAY decide to move left. You’re running 77-mph AND ARE OUTSIDE THE PASS ZONE you’re screwed.

What speed you “want” to run has ZERO to do with responsible driving. High traffic volume means you don’t get to run the upper limit.

“Overtaking” isn’t passing. Has no defense. IS a traffic offense.

A big truck needs more than 350’ clearance between him and anyone else. It’s when he needs to move to the left lane. And does. Do you believe it smart, safe, prudent or legal to cut between him and the vehicle he’s passing (from the right lane)?

Did you enter a rural Interstate and fail to have BOTH a 5-7/mph leeway PLUS 350’ ahead of a big truck? Otherwise, it’s an illegal maneuver you’ve made. You CANNOT force the travel lane occupant to have to brake or steer to avoid. Period.

Passed a big truck and re-entered the right lane ahead of him without a football-field length difference? (Same thing).

None of what I’ve written was any mystery 50-years ago, even 40.

ROW is everything. And it’s defined.

Your “presence” where you aren’t supposed to be, can — and will — get you killed.

Know the rules. A turn signal is A SIGN (which you must observe) where ROW has defined who may do what (when).

I’m not required to sacrifice my life for yours. And I won’t. Same as you.

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The statement in red peaks my intrest, you have been hit several times moving left. You claim that the vehicles speed up to prevent you moving left. You also talk legally, and reference "Overtaking" later as not being a legal pass.
Seems to me that if there are three or four vehicles in the right lane going slower, I am not going to pass one at a time on an interstate, pulling back right as I clear each, I will take them as a group.


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riltri wrote:

Can't believe all the varying responses to my simple question....amazing!
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Oh I laughed when I first saw the title of this thread! I knew it would get fun.


Oh yea..... that question and can I tow this with my 1/2 ton brings out all the chest thumping opinions..........


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"Jerry,
I wasn't accusing you of flaming or talking about your post - but was adding to it."

Jerry doesn't own the stick he just stirs it. [emoticon]


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

"Jerry,
I wasn't accusing you of flaming or talking about your post - but was adding to it."

Jerry doesn't own the stick he just stirs it. [emoticon]


Thanks Barney! What you added was a great tip, and very much to the point needed!

Ron, me stir??? I always enjoy a little poking/teasing, and correcting, as long as I am the one doing it![emoticon] Kinda like always wanting to be the winner, doesn't make a bad sport! Just a good player![emoticon]

Lol,
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MFL wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

"Jerry,
I wasn't accusing you of flaming or talking about your post - but was adding to it."

Jerry doesn't own the stick he just stirs it. [emoticon]


Thanks Barney! What you added was a great tip, and very much to the point needed!

Ron, me stir??? I always enjoy a little poking/teasing, and correcting, as long as I am the one doing it![emoticon] Kinda like always wanting to be the winner, doesn't make a bad sport! Just a good player![emoticon]

Lol,
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riltri wrote:

We are heading to Utah from NC. I-40 most of the trip with speed limits at 75mph along much of the way. I do NOT go that speed when pulling. What do you guys do?

ETA: Carlisle HD Radials rated to 81mph


Im a 65-68 guy. Also there is a lot I-15 in Utah where the speed limit is 80


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Lwiddis wrote:

55 which is the limit in California.


Yea I know which sucks and I do between 60 and 62 and one of the reason I dont vacation in CA

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hotpepperkid wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

55 which is the limit in California.


Yea I know which sucks and I do between 60 and 62 and one of the reason I dont vacation in CA


Now thats confusing is it 65-68 or 60-62. Or is it 60-62 in Ca. when you do vacation ,and 65-68 when you vacation in Utah [emoticon]

Running empty in Utah with that 80 mph, you can't keep up going just 80 ,they roll out there between Salt lake , and St George. when towing its seems like you are standing still when they pass . [emoticon]

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Here in CA, the speed limit for simis and pull trailers is 55mph but truckers run about 60mph. I'll drive just fast enough that truckers don't tailgate me so it's about 63mph.

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I keep it at 60mph. When I'm camping there is no need to be in a hurry.

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