What is the main reason people don't yield to faster traffic on the highway?

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  1. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    - Nice people, they're just special needs and/or Sarah Palin-level IQ types?

    - passive aggressive, power hungry, self-appointed highway patrol douchebags? "I get to decide how fast you go, not the police"

    - viewed as a personal insult to your manhood?

    - something else?

    I'm not talking about rush hour or city roads.

    I'm talking about the open highway... a driver in the left lane going the same speed as a truck in the lane next to him. Miles of cars jammed behind him, miles of open road ahead. We're talking common courtesy. Not to mention it's much, much safer because so avoid so many unsafe lane changes - you're passing on the left and not the right, etc.
     
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    It's not like the driver has to suffer anything. He can drive the exact same speed one lane over. Once the faster driver passes you, he's gone from your life forever. Isn't that better than having him ride your ass?
     
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    I don't care how fast I'm going, if a driver wants to drive super fast I happily get out of his way... if there's a cop around the corner, he'll get the speeding ticket and not you.
     
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    Oh, and every single cop will tell you "slower traffic keep right" means slower than the flow of traffic, not slower than the speed limit.
     
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    this thread will have 6 posts
     
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    To anyone who might say, "I drive 5-10mph over the speed limit on the highway, that's good enough so fuck off". Yes, correct, that IS good enough, as long as you are in the right lane.

    Leave the left/passing lane.....for passing?
     
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    stay in the right lane you fucking assholes, the left lane is for passing, and if you find yourself in the left lane and there's a car behind you, speed up and get over when there's an opening, FUCK!
     
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    how about the people who are in fact passing a car, but... they're driving 1 mph faster than the car they're passing and 15 mph slower than the cars behind them. It takes them 22 minutes to pass the truck and merge back over.
     
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    I just drove from 5pm til 315am to avoid dickheads like this. Over night driving is so much easier.
     
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    oh I get so pissed, and view this as passive aggressive behavior
     
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    I think 80% are because they're passive-aggressive self-appointed highway patrol douchebags.... the other 20% are just clueless, don't understand the concept "I'm going the speed limit, what's the problem? Besides, I feel safer in the left lane because I don't have to worry about cars on my left side".
     
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    for me, the problem with road-tripping at night is you don't know whose headlights those are behind you so you have to drive much slower than you would during daylight hours
     
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    it's been a major source of aggravation for me as long as I can remember, but I'm also pretty intolerant of stupid people
     
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    I do the speed limit in the right lane. if you tailgate me, I slow down bit by bit until we are doing 20 mph if that's what it takes. ya, flip me off dickface, i'm laughing and you're not. :fuckyou: fucks up traffic behind us so I blame it all on the tailgater. i'd shoot at the fucks if I thought I could get away with it.
     
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    I would include "stupid young cunt texting while driving" into the clueless category
     
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    In some states, like NJ, it's the law (except it only applies to 3-lane highways) and besides, even on 3-lane highways, oblivious and rude drivers ignore it anyway.

    I think that's the main source of road rage, not cutting people off. It's inattentive drivers that make most people batshit crazy.
     
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    Yep. If you tailgate me, it will take you longer to get where you are going. Flash your brights, even longer
     
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    I don't push it too much. I am gonna set the cruise about 9 mph above the limit either way. Unless someone comes flying past me, then I will fall in behind them and let them take the risk.
     
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    oh I'll tailgate the fuck out of morons driving slow in the passing lane