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2013-03-12 11:22:13 AM  
15 votes:
Yes !  Oh holy cr**p, yes! We don't want you to speed up; we want you to move over into the right lane.  Change lanes; its not hard.  This, the left lane, is the passing lane.  That, the right lane, is the cruising lane.  Its really that simple.  Really.
2013-03-12 11:26:48 AM  
9 votes:
I wish I could meet the Cop - I'd buy him a drink and a steak dinner.  Get in the farking right lane you slow poke a holes.
2013-03-12 02:07:25 PM  
7 votes:
"The reason [the ticket] is silly is because it's sending the wrong message," said John Townsend of AAA Mid-Atlantic. "And that is, 'We will tolerate you driving at more than the speed limit, but it you drive below the speed limit, then you're penalized for that'."

No, it's sending the message that if you're "experiencing heavy winds and <have> slowed down to be safe." you should also move over to the right lane.

Also:
www.majhost.com

/yes, I know it doesn't cover every single instance
//but it's a handy guideline for people like this woman.
2013-03-12 02:42:28 PM  
6 votes:
bluenote13:   My dad is one of those people that gets in the far left lane and sets the cruise control at the speed limit...even when the other 4 lanes next to him are cars flying past him honking and screaming.

Your dad is an asshole
2013-03-12 11:38:22 AM  
5 votes:
Good!

Learn to drive on a road with more than 1 lane.
2013-03-12 02:41:27 PM  
4 votes:
Speed doesn't kill.  Variations in speed do.

She is doing more harm than speeders.  However, she will probably win the case.
2013-03-12 02:23:00 PM  
4 votes:

SlothB77: scottydoesntknow: They didn't ticket her for going slower than the posted speed. They ticketed her for "failing to move right" which is true. And if there's always traffic then she was impeding the flow of traffic by blocking the passing lane with her slow ass.

Impeding people from speeding?  Maybe she was passing cars in the lanes to her right that were going slower than 63?


If she was going faster than traffic on her right, she would not have been given a ticket.
2013-03-12 02:13:57 PM  
4 votes:

SlothB77: The posted speed limit on I95 in Laurel is 65.  If the cops can ticket you if you go 66, then they shouldn't be allowed to ticket you if you go 63.  And its not like that lane is empty or anything.  There's a shiatload of traffic going through.


They didn't ticket her for going slower than the posted speed. They ticketed her for "failing to move right" which is true. And if there's always traffic then she was impeding the flow of traffic by blocking the passing lane with her slow ass.
2013-03-12 02:11:21 PM  
4 votes:
people going slow in the left lanes are why people have to pass in the right lanes.  Don't like drivers passing you on the right?  don't drive like a slow POS in the left lane.  I tried up just passing on the left, but gave up long ago on 95 and 695 and 495.  Now every lane is just a free-for-all.
2013-03-12 02:08:46 PM  
4 votes:
The cop deserves the HERO tag.
2013-03-12 03:38:55 PM  
3 votes:

Blame Hofmann: Tailgaters should also be targeted. You're retarded morons. Yes, that's redundant, but tailgating at 60mph, or any speed, is purely idiotic, and you should be fined $100s for it with limited chances of appeal


If you got your slow ass out of the passing lane, maybe people wouldn't tailgate you.

Pretty simple fix.
2013-03-12 03:35:52 PM  
3 votes:
Tailgaters should also be targeted.  You're retarded morons.  Yes, that's redundant, but tailgating at 60mph, or any speed, is purely idiotic, and you should be fined $100s for it with limited chances of appeal.

German authorities ticket for this on the Autobahn, I think.  It's a seriously dangerous traffic violation, and I assume there are some mouthbreathing, righteous, ca. 100-IQ retards in here who do it regularly, because they fantasize that they need to get somewhere so fast, it justifies endangering lives.  You probably shouldn't be allowed to drive.
2013-03-12 02:03:47 PM  
3 votes:
Good. That's one of my biggest peeves when driving. Stay in the right lane if you're not passing otherwise you look like an oblivious ass.
2013-03-12 01:43:45 PM  
3 votes:

ZAZ: While she was in the wrong morally, she was probably not in the wrong legally. In Maryland you can stay in the left lane as long as you are within 10 mph of the speed limit.  Most states require drivers to keep right when moving slower than the normal speed of traffic.


Incorrect.

/Laws change. Unofficial websites that quote them do not. ;)
2013-03-12 11:50:56 AM  
3 votes:
To all of those who sport the following bumper sticker:

"I may be slow, but I'm ahead of you"

That's only because it's illegal to run your sorry ass into a ditch.

/'98 Camry, another scratch ain't gonna bother me.
2013-03-12 11:47:29 AM  
3 votes:
api.ning.com
2013-03-12 11:29:43 AM  
3 votes:
In other words, she was ticketed for being a douche.  (or a Prius driver)

legalinsurrection.com

The left lane is for passing asshats.  You can be a pretentious ass in your home town where it's 25mph and no passing zones.
2013-03-13 03:15:21 PM  
2 votes:

MadAzza: I've been all over Europe, Asia, Indonesia, Australia, and others, to many countries, all over the world.

Americans are the most self-centered people on the planet, and the way we drive is an example of this


You are either lying about being there or lying about the US.
2013-03-12 07:49:02 PM  
2 votes:

Kaenneth: Intrepid00: skozlaw: She might win the case. Maryland does not appear to have any sort of meaningful keep right law.

Some of the counties do. Enjoy.

That's one of my peeves.

County and City cops should have no jurisdiction on Interstate roads, and city cops none on state roads for traffic infractions.

Interstate commerce shouldn't have to worry about funding some one horse town's mayoral mansion with speed traps, and etc.


Well tell the state to keep their roads and troopers out of cities.  Jurisdiction is based on borders and sometimes that is grayed by police forces that combine jurisdictions.  We have different police departments talking about combing jurisdictions as a way to help each others budget issues, and I mean departments of different towns.  MI state troopers have helped Flint a lot lately with city enforcement and I appreciate their efforts.  I find your peeve to be ludicrous and if you don't want tickets there is a system to keep from getting them.  Take a hint from the signs posted.

/I don't care if it takes a meter maid, just get those idiots over one lane.
2013-03-12 07:35:25 PM  
2 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The idiot brigade is out in force, I see. News flash: the leftmost lane is not a "passing lane." There is no such thing as a "passing lane." That is an antiquated term from the early 20th century when most roads were two-lane and you'd have to pass on the left.

Nowadays, especially on multi-lane roadways, every lane is a driving lane. I always go the speed limit in the left lane, and I love it when people tailgate me and throw their hands up in the air and make all sorts of goofy gestures. Hit me, you're at fault. Or do what I do and leave for your destination on time.


So you make up your own  definitions, make up your own rules, and stuff them down everyone else's throats, telling yourself that EVERYONE else is wrong, and you are on a personal crusade to set them right.  I admire your talent: you have covert hostility down pat.
2013-03-12 04:55:14 PM  
2 votes:
The idiot brigade is out in force, I see. News flash: the leftmost lane is not a "passing lane." There is no such thing as a "passing lane." That is an antiquated term from the early 20th century when most roads were two-lane and you'd have to pass on the left.

Nowadays, especially on multi-lane roadways, every lane is a driving lane. I always go the speed limit in the left lane, and I love it when people tailgate me and throw their hands up in the air and make all sorts of goofy gestures. Hit me, you're at fault. Or do what I do and leave for your destination on time.
2013-03-12 03:56:06 PM  
2 votes:
Spiral roads, people. Spiral roads.

Rule 1: Every five miles a new lane appears on the left and half a mile later a lane disappears from the right. This naturally collects dull people in the right hand lane without them having to ever waste precious brain cells on things other than texting and talking on the phone.

Rule 2: Lanes may ONLY appear on the left.

Rule 3: Lanes may ONLY end on the right.

Rule 4: Lines and chevrons make the left lane appear smaller and the right lane appear larger to make dull people less comfortable being in the left lane.
2013-03-12 03:44:44 PM  
2 votes:

scottydoesntknow: Blame Hofmann: Tailgaters should also be targeted. You're retarded morons. Yes, that's redundant, but tailgating at 60mph, or any speed, is purely idiotic, and you should be fined $100s for it with limited chances of appeal

If you got your slow ass out of the passing lane, maybe people wouldn't tailgate you.

Pretty simple fix.


Girion47: Blame Hofmann: Tailgaters should also be targeted.  You're retarded morons.  Yes, that's redundant, but tailgating at 60mph, or any speed, is purely idiotic, and you should be fined $100s for it with limited chances of appeal.

German authorities ticket for this on the Autobahn, I think.  It's a seriously dangerous traffic violation, and I assume there are some mouthbreathing, righteous, ca. 100-IQ retards in here who do it regularly, because they fantasize that they need to get somewhere so fast, it justifies endangering lives.  You probably shouldn't be allowed to drive.

If it bothers you so much...get the fark out of the way.


I don't get tailgated because I don't hover in the left lane.  None of what either of you said changes that tailgating is:
1.  illegal
2. very stupid
3. dangerous
4 and, that you two, and others who do it are:
a. stupid,
b. righteous
c. dangerous,
d. and shouldn't be on the road

Why don't you consider public safety when you drive?  You probably shouldn't be allowed to drive if you think dangerous illegal activity is a proper response to someone improperly hovering in the left lane.

Anyway, I'm finished, I won't have a discussion with morons whose brains operate like this.
2013-03-12 03:29:19 PM  
2 votes:
The driver, who didn't want her name used, told NBC Washington she was driving in the left lane of I-95 in Laurel last Friday when she was pulled over and cited for failing to move right.

According to the citation, she had been driving 63 mph in a 65 mph zone.

"[I was] really shocked," she said. "I thought, 'Oh, my God, you've got to be kidding me.'"

This was the first time she had gotten a ticket. She said there was heavy wind and she had slowed down to be safe.

"Sometimes when it's dangerous, you have to do what you can to stay safe," she said.

NBC Washington meteorologist Doug Kammerer said that winds were gusting at about 40 mph that day.


"The reason [the ticket] is silly is because it's sending the wrong message," said John Townsend of AAA Mid-Atlantic. "And that is, 'We will tolerate you driving at more than the speed limit, but it you drive below the speed limit, then you're penalized for that.'"

 SHE WASN'T PENALIZED FOR GOING BELOW THE SPEED LIMIT, YOU FARKWIT.

She was penalized for not moving the fark over to the right lane.
2013-03-12 03:02:14 PM  
2 votes:

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?


media.npr.org

2013-03-12 02:56:25 PM  
2 votes:

StrandedInAZ: I so wish they would ticket for that here. It's worse when you're trying to get to work or home in rush-hour traffic and some blue haired snowbird is driving 45 in the left lane, completely oblivious to how badly he's farking up traffic. You can drive below the speed limit, but get the hell over so people can pass you. Why is that so hard?


Because 9 times out of 10 the people who drive that slow are chicken shiats who don't want to be on the road in the first place. By moving to the far left lane they only have to deal with drivers on one side of them instead of two. Even the right lane has to deal with people entering/exiting.

They just don't want the headaches of actually paying attention to their surroundings.
2013-03-12 02:54:43 PM  
2 votes:

Gecko Gingrich: ZAZ: "Normal and reasonable movement of traffic" will most likely be interpreted to mean "traffic obeying the speed limit."

Except that what I recall from when this law (21-804) was passed, it was stated specifically that "normal and reasonable" was independent of the posted speed limit.

/Yes, I'm looking for that article now.


That's because in real life, the speed limit signs have very little bearing on the speed and flow of traffic on a daily basis.  The cops,  city planners and most politicians already know this.  Didn't you?

Flow of traffic depends 0% on speed limits and 50% on idiots not being in the left lane going the speed limit or under.  The other 50% is if all the combined morons on the road can avoid hitting anything.
2013-03-12 02:47:06 PM  
2 votes:
People who don't know (or don't care) that the left lane is for passing are to stupid to be driving anyway. Hopefully the judge has an ounce of common sense and explains this to her.
2013-03-12 02:43:27 PM  
2 votes:
Stupid reporter... she didn't get a ticket for driving too slowly, she get a ticket for driving to slowly IN THE WRONG LANE!
2013-03-12 02:41:54 PM  
2 votes:
A MD driver going slow in the left lane?

Color me not farking shocked at all.


Worst drivers in the US, by far.  They inhabit the left lane, going slow, will never get over, don't use turn signals, and time their driving to eliminate any gaps that may be used for passing.
2013-03-12 02:37:30 PM  
2 votes:

SlothB77: scottydoesntknow: They didn't ticket her for going slower than the posted speed. They ticketed her for "failing to move right" which is true. And if there's always traffic then she was impeding the flow of traffic by blocking the passing lane with her slow ass.

Impeding people from speeding?  Maybe she was passing cars in the lanes to her right that were going slower than 63?


The cop was there, you weren't.
2013-03-12 02:29:59 PM  
2 votes:
I would date a hippy, nazi, commie, murderer, health food nut, left winger, right winger, fat chick.. hmm... I would date pretty much anyone on principle, but I would never date a hyper-miler.

They are the most wretched form of scum and villainy in the universe.
2013-03-12 11:37:01 AM  
2 votes:
I would've been so far up her ass she could taste my bumper...my rear bumper...

Most of my driving is on 50, not 95, but still, left lane is for maniacs only.


/I like it when MD stories come up that don't make us look like Floriduh...
2013-03-13 12:25:18 PM  
1 votes:
As others have said, she didn't get a ticket for going too slow, as the article tries to indicate, but that she didn't move over.  More importantly she didn't move over for a POLICE CAR.  I see people camping the left lane all the time but it blows my mind when they do it when a cop is obviously trying to get by them.  Cop could make the case that they aren't paying attention to their surroundings, failed to yield (maybe not if they don't have their lights on) and failing to move to the right when overtaken.  Even if you feel somehow justified in camping the left lane, why do it in front of a cop?  And then complain that you were cited for it?
2013-03-13 12:16:31 PM  
1 votes:
I shall post my rant again.  If I'm behind you and you're going 20 under the speed limit and I start passing you on the left, and you realize you're going too slow and then go 10 over the speed limit to get far enough ahead for me to get behind you again, then don't go 20 under the speed limit right after I get back behind you.
2013-03-13 11:28:38 AM  
1 votes:
MadAzza: Girion47:


Worst drivers are in the US, by far.  They inhabit the left lane, going slow, will never get over, don't use turn signals, and time their driving to eliminate any gaps that may be used for passing.

Fixed that for the rest of the civilized world. American drivers suck.

you need to get out more


I've been all over Europe, Asia, Indonesia, Australia, and others, to many countries, all over the world.

Americans are the most self-centered people on the planet, and the way we drive is an example of this.


No, you haven't. In fact, you're making this up. Because this is total bullshiat. Or else you're a terrible driver, and you prefer general road anarchy.
2013-03-13 03:31:57 AM  
1 votes:

Ima4nic8or: By the way the broad has a good chance of getting off if she fights it in court.  A buddy of mine got a similar ticket back in high school.  52 in a 55.  He basically didn't move over quick enough for the cops liking when the cop came up behind him.  He went to court on it and the judge ended up chewing out the cop and dismissing the ticket.


just stay out of the way of faster traffic, okay sport?
you worry about your own speed, and if you are not passing anyone, you have no business in the left/fast/passing lane.
2013-03-12 10:21:24 PM  
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The idiot brigade is out in force, I see. News flash: the leftmost lane is not a "passing lane." There is no such thing as a "passing lane." That is an antiquated term from the early 20th century when most roads were two-lane and you'd have to pass on the left.

Nowadays, especially on multi-lane roadways, every lane is a driving lane. I always go the speed limit in the left lane, and I love it when people tailgate me and throw their hands up in the air and make all sorts of goofy gestures. Hit me, you're at fault. Or do what I do and leave for your destination on time.


Eventually pulling that shait in the passing lane, someone will hit you, and it will be there fault, and they won't care, (I'm sure I'm not the only one that gets one free accident on my insurance, never mind the uninsured), so, your car will be in the ditch and you may well need some hospital time. But you would still get to feel vastly, smugly, wrongly, superior, while you were in traction.
(also some time you might pull that in front of someone who will simply shot out a tire... or the driver...)
and the first thing in the fark thread about that story will be that grumpy cat jpg with GOOD.
The left lane is still the passing lane, given enough traffic, that doesn't always work out, but if the second lane is empty and you are in the left lane, you are not in the right lane. Period.
2013-03-12 09:50:05 PM  
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The idiot brigade is out in force, I see. News flash: the leftmost lane is not a "passing lane." There is no such thing as a "passing lane." That is an antiquated term from the early 20th century when most roads were two-lane and you'd have to pass on the left.

Nowadays, especially on multi-lane roadways, every lane is a driving lane. I always go the speed limit in the left lane, and I love it when people tailgate me and throw their hands up in the air and make all sorts of goofy gestures. Hit me, you're at fault. Or do what I do and leave for your destination on time.


You are the idiot. Daily I see highway signs "keep right except to pass."
2013-03-12 08:04:08 PM  
1 votes:

The Southern Dandy: The post about jurisdiction got me thinking....

If an interstate highway is run through a private citizen's land, who does that portion of the interstate highway belong to?  Is it federal property, or does it still belong to the citizen?  If it's federal property, does that same ruling hold true if an interstate highway is run through a municipality? Does the highway belong to the federal government or the municipality?  If there's a difference, why?

If interstate highway's are federal property, how do local authorities have jurisdiction over them?

Any GED Law degreed lawyers have an answer?


When they build roads, they buy the land off who ever owns it.  They may not like it, but they are paid to get over it.  The property covered by the road does belong to the state.  I don't think the federal government owns the interstate system anymore, but do give the states grants towards maintenance.  Anyone crossing the OH/MI border on I-75 can tell you they can see the difference really quickly between the states.  I think it is a myth that police can't leave jurisdiction, they do need permission from the jurisdiction they are going into before hand.  Jurisdiction lines can be really gray since they are decided on by judges and police chiefs.
2013-03-12 07:48:55 PM  
1 votes:

Rhino_man: I drive 40,000 miles a year in the DC metro area, and I can say with confidence... that I have NEVER seen any of you good-drivin' farkers on the roads here.


I'm not an idiot. I use the metro whenever I'm in DC. You would have to be crazy to want to drive there.
2013-03-12 07:26:46 PM  
1 votes:

Kaenneth: timujin:
While tailgating is dangerous, so is cruising in the left lane, as it forces faster traffic to pass on the right.

I don't think you know what that word means.


It forces the direction of the passing, not the passing itself.  You can intentionally misunderstand what someone writes, but it just makes you look like a pendant or a moron.
2013-03-12 06:52:11 PM  
1 votes:
I drive 40,000 miles a year in the DC metro area, and I can say with confidence... that I have NEVER seen any of you good-drivin' farkers on the roads here.
2013-03-12 06:38:22 PM  
1 votes:

The Southern Dandy: WTF?  How do drivers like that get licensed?



When the driving test consists of driving one lap around a fenced in parking lot, without even one second of time on a public road or any time above 10MPH, there's no way to know what the driver will be like once they're set loose on the rest of the world.
2013-03-12 05:52:59 PM  
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Nordschleife: Needs reposting, because good:

That car was funny for like 2 memes. Now it's just gay.


You purposefully stop people from passing you in the left lane, and you cant tell the difference between a cat and a car.  You need to have your license revoked sir.
2013-03-12 05:51:49 PM  
1 votes:

Girion47: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Nordschleife: Needs reposting, because good:

That car was funny for like 2 memes. Now it's just gay.

1/10

You routinely fail at trolling don't you?

I mean really, you're just bad at it...improve biatch.


Really, you still find pictures of that cat amusing? Ok.
2013-03-12 05:46:42 PM  
1 votes:

Nordschleife: Needs reposting, because good:


That car was funny for like 2 memes. Now it's just gay.
2013-03-12 05:04:21 PM  
1 votes:

Stone Meadow: but I get incensed by lollygagging drivers who can't be bothered to go when the light turns green, left lane hogs, entering the freeway 10 mph slower than traffic, etc.


and those MF'ers (who don't drive a truck) that back into parking spaces.
2013-03-12 04:25:36 PM  
1 votes:
i usually drive speed limit +5 on the freeway. i stay to the right, give people room to merge and try to be patient and courteous. BUT IF THE MF IN THE F-150 DOESN'T QUIT FLASHING HIS LIGHTS AND RIDING MY ASS I AM GOING TO LOCK UP THE BRAKES, HOPE THE CRASH DOESN'T KILL ME, GET OUT OF MY CAR AND BEAT HIM UNTIL THEY HAVE TO IDENTIFY HIM THROUGH DNA SAMPLES . seriously, the only thing as bad as the people who clog the left lane are the ones who won't use it for passing when they can.
2013-03-12 04:23:08 PM  
1 votes:
She wasn't ticketed for driving slow. She was ticketed for not letting people behind her pass. If I were the officer I'd write up the ticket without even mentioning her speed.
2013-03-12 04:05:27 PM  
1 votes:

ChildOfBhaal: No one makes an aspiring speeder pass on the right except for the aspiring speeder herself.

the asshole on the left lane who refuses to obey the law
2013-03-12 03:55:42 PM  
1 votes:

JustGetItRight: timujin: "The reason [the ticket] is silly is because it's sending the wrong message," said John Townsend of AAA Mid-Atlantic. "And that is, 'We will tolerate you driving at more than the speed limit, but it you drive below the speed limit, then you're penalized for that'."

No, it's sending the message that if you're "experiencing heavy winds and <have> slowed down to be safe." you should also move over to the right lane.

Also:
[www.majhost.com image 489x323]

/yes, I know it doesn't cover every single instance
//but it's a handy guideline for people like this woman.

You're over complicating things.

Are you in the left lane?
If Yes, is there a car immediately in front of you?
If no, you're in the wrong lane.  Move over as soon as the right one is empty.


What does a car being in front of you (in your lane, it seems you're saying, due to the word "immediately") have to do with when you move over?  If there's someone in the lane to your right and they're going slower than you are, wait until you are past them and move over.  If they're moving faster than you, you're in the wrong lane, move the fark over.  If there's no one in the lane to your right, move the fark over.
2013-03-12 03:54:40 PM  
1 votes:

Blame Hofmann: scottydoesntknow: Blame Hofmann: Tailgaters should also be targeted. You're retarded morons. Yes, that's redundant, but tailgating at 60mph, or any speed, is purely idiotic, and you should be fined $100s for it with limited chances of appeal

If you got your slow ass out of the passing lane, maybe people wouldn't tailgate you.

Pretty simple fix.

Girion47: Blame Hofmann: Tailgaters should also be targeted.  You're retarded morons.  Yes, that's redundant, but tailgating at 60mph, or any speed, is purely idiotic, and you should be fined $100s for it with limited chances of appeal.

German authorities ticket for this on the Autobahn, I think.  It's a seriously dangerous traffic violation, and I assume there are some mouthbreathing, righteous, ca. 100-IQ retards in here who do it regularly, because they fantasize that they need to get somewhere so fast, it justifies endangering lives.  You probably shouldn't be allowed to drive.

If it bothers you so much...get the fark out of the way.

I don't get tailgated because I don't hover in the left lane.  None of what either of you said changes that tailgating is:
1.  illegal
2. very stupid
3. dangerous
4 and, that you two, and others who do it are:
a. stupid,
b. righteous
c. dangerous,
d. and shouldn't be on the road

Why don't you consider public safety when you drive?  You probably shouldn't be allowed to drive if you think dangerous illegal activity is a proper response to someone improperly hovering in the left lane.

Anyway, I'm finished, I won't have a discussion with morons whose brains operate like this.


If you're not hovering in the left-lane, then the discussion isn't about you.  I seriously doubt people are tailgating you in the right, or slow lane, assuming, of course that in you country traffic drives on the right side of the road.
2013-03-12 03:51:25 PM  
1 votes:

VoodooTaco: timujin: "The reason [the ticket] is silly is because it's sending the wrong message," said John Townsend of AAA Mid-Atlantic. "And that is, 'We will tolerate you driving at more than the speed limit, but it you drive below the speed limit, then you're penalized for that'."

No, it's sending the message that if you're "experiencing heavy winds and <have> slowed down to be safe." you should also move over to the right lane.

Also:
[www.majhost.com image 489x323]

Does not apply in MD.  Or 64 in VA.


What do you mean by "it doesn't apply in MD"?  It applies anywhere you're driving on a freeway.  Driving slowly in the left lane causes a traffic hazard as faster traffic is forced to pass you on the right, which is inherently more dangerous.
2013-03-12 03:48:48 PM  
1 votes:
files.abovetopsecret.com

files.abovetopsecret.com
2013-03-12 03:40:36 PM  
1 votes:
People like this are passive-aggressive drivers.
2013-03-12 03:39:38 PM  
1 votes:

Itstoearly: Staying in the passing lane, expecially going under the speed limit, creates an incentive for drivers to pass you on the right, which is dangerous.  Therefor, driving like that is dangerous driving.


Tractor Trailers that ride the center lane cause this problem all the time.
2013-03-12 03:38:59 PM  
1 votes:

Blame Hofmann: Tailgaters should also be targeted.  You're retarded morons.  Yes, that's redundant, but tailgating at 60mph, or any speed, is purely idiotic, and you should be fined $100s for it with limited chances of appeal.

German authorities ticket for this on the Autobahn, I think.  It's a seriously dangerous traffic violation, and I assume there are some mouthbreathing, righteous, ca. 100-IQ retards in here who do it regularly, because they fantasize that they need to get somewhere so fast, it justifies endangering lives.  You probably shouldn't be allowed to drive.


If it bothers you so much...get the fark out of the way.
2013-03-12 03:36:14 PM  
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My hero, although it was not something he was patrolling for the person was probably just pissing him off.

These people are 10X the safety hazard that speeding is IMO.  They cause people to swing in front of other slow moving traffic on the right and generally cause road rage across the board.

Driving through Oregon, I thought it was state law that you do 5 under in the left lane.  It was insane, from top to bottom of the state, almost the entire distance.
2013-03-12 03:35:33 PM  
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Kahabut: germ78: Hero tag for the cop. Also, is there anywhere I can petition the government to add another lane on heavily driven 4-lane divided highways (meaning 2 lanes for each direction)? I-65 between Chicago and Indianapolis, I am looking in your general direction.

If there is, I have a few suggestions.  HWY 18 between Newberg and Lincoln City needs to be widened.  I'm tired of doing 10 under the speed limit just because corners scare the soccer moms and SUV drivers.

Although there are passing lanes, it has become a blood sport to pass anyone.  It seems most people take it as a challenge.  I'm not passing you to risk my life, I'm passing you so I can get on with it, you slow ass fark tard. Nothing like the look on someones face when you pull out next to them, they floor it, and watch you fly past them anyways.  I love my 400bhp car.


I've had so many old men and women in SUV's try that shiat with me.  I set my cruise, and I ride up on their ass, pass when I can, they try and race(fail) then when I get back over I go to my cruising speed...now all of a sudden they're riding my ass acting like they're going to pass me.   I'm not sure why they're so offended, my speed will not hinder them, and I didn't affect their travel...at all.

Normally I can out accelerate them enough that they don't even have to slow down to merge back into their lane when they try and re-pass me.
2013-03-12 03:34:05 PM  
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"And that is, 'We will tolerate you driving at more than the speed limit, but it you drive below the speed limit, then you're penalized for that'."

Impeding traffic is a significant cause of accidents. Regardless of the speed limit, the slower traffic should keep right or at least yeild to faster traffic behind. If you can't drive with the flow of traffic (or especially if you feel that it's your job to make everybody else drive at a certain speed), then get off the road before you cause an accident and kill someone.
2013-03-12 03:32:53 PM  
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ZAZ: While she was in the wrong morally, she was probably not in the wrong legally. In Maryland you can stay in the left lane as long as you are within 10 mph of the speed limit.  Most states require drivers to keep right when moving slower than the normal speed of traffic.


I'm fairly sure they just changed the law so that if you are impeading traffic in the left lane, you are breaking the law. So she was wrong legally.
2013-03-12 03:32:29 PM  
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germ78: Hero tag for the cop. Also, is there anywhere I can petition the government to add another lane on heavily driven 4-lane divided highways (meaning 2 lanes for each direction)? I-65 between Chicago and Indianapolis, I am looking in your general direction.


If there is, I have a few suggestions.  HWY 18 between Newberg and Lincoln City needs to be widened.  I'm tired of doing 10 under the speed limit just because corners scare the soccer moms and SUV drivers.

Although there are passing lanes, it has become a blood sport to pass anyone.  It seems most people take it as a challenge.  I'm not passing you to risk my life, I'm passing you so I can get on with it, you slow ass fark tard. Nothing like the look on someones face when you pull out next to them, they floor it, and watch you fly past them anyways.  I love my 400bhp car.
2013-03-12 03:23:37 PM  
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The ticketing officer is a bona-fide Hero.  The only more appropriate use for the term 'Hero' would be a cop ticketing a smoker for throwing a cigarette butt on the ground.
2013-03-12 03:22:44 PM  
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2013-03-12 03:20:37 PM  
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ahchoo: sentex: bluenote13:   My dad is one of those people that gets in the far left lane and sets the cruise control at the speed limit...even when the other 4 lanes next to him are cars flying past him honking and screaming.

Your dad is an asshole

THIS


We tell him this every time we are in the car with him.  His response is 'there are four other lanes they can use'.  Of course he is the same person who gets pissed off at people out in public walking too slow in front of him.
2013-03-12 03:18:26 PM  
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Oh, and in case anyone hasn't said it yet...495 in Virginia, and basically anything above Quantico on I95 is a godforsaken clusterfark hellhole that should not exist.

I'm sure Maryland leading into DC and Virginia is the same.
2013-03-12 03:02:18 PM  
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Next up , people who wait until they have merged onto the highway to accelerate to highway speed instead of being at speed as they leave the on ramp.
2013-03-12 03:02:12 PM  
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ZAZ: While she was in the wrong morally, she was probably not in the wrong legally. In Maryland you can stay in the left lane as long as you are within 10 mph of the speed limit.  Most states require drivers to keep right when moving slower than the normal speed of traffic.


In Utah you can get a ticket for not getting over if someone is approaching you, regardless of your speed. If you're doing 20 mph over the speed limit and a car still overtakes you, you have to move over, otherwise you can get ticketed. The other driver can get ticketed also, of course, but you have to get out of that lane if you are impeding traffic at all. The rest of the time, you can travel that lane to your heart's content.
2013-03-12 03:01:15 PM  
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Raoul Eaton: I try not to get emotionally involved in other peoples' driving anymore. Life is too short. But even with that, I think the "Hero" tag is in order for the ticketing officer.


I stopped being one of the left lane speed-demons a while back and now just set my cruise control at "about" the speed limit and cruise in the right lane with occasional passes for much slower traffic. It's about an 18 mile commute on the highway. Not only is my drive much more pleasant, I get home at pretty much the same time anyway.

People that insist on blazing up the road at 85 mph are fools. I do sympathize with them about the campers though. Even as a slower driver they still infuriate me.
2013-03-12 02:53:33 PM  
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I so wish they would ticket for that here. It's worse when you're trying to get to work or home in rush-hour traffic and some blue haired snowbird is driving 45 in the left lane, completely oblivious to how badly he's farking up traffic. You can drive below the speed limit, but get the hell over so people can pass you. Why is that so hard?
2013-03-12 02:53:16 PM  
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Her speed had nothing to do with the ticket! She did not move to the right when a police car was behind her.
2013-03-12 02:47:46 PM  
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i49.tinypic.com
2013-03-12 02:47:36 PM  
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The driver, who didn't want her name used, told News4 she was driving in the left lane of I-95 on Laurel last Friday when she was pulled over and cited for failing to move right.

She should consider herself lucky. If I had my druthers people who do this would be shot on the spot without a trial.
2013-03-12 02:46:37 PM  
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Spike Lee's Favorite Farker: I would assume that the radar has a +/-2 mph margin of error. So maybe she was driving right at the speed limit.


If the traffic to her right was either moving slower than her or didn't exist, then she was in the wrong. The actual speed at which she was traveling doesn't matter.
2013-03-12 02:44:44 PM  
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houseofgrafx.com
2013-03-12 02:42:37 PM  
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fark that biatch!
2013-03-12 02:38:17 PM  
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Yeah, I wonder if this is the reaction the newsies were aim for with this story.  Ain't no one who has ever driven on a highway gonna feel for the poor old lady who got the ticket.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-12 01:12:57 PM  
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While she was in the wrong morally, she was probably not in the wrong legally. In Maryland you can stay in the left lane as long as you are within 10 mph of the speed limit.  Most states require drivers to keep right when moving slower than the normal speed of traffic.
2013-03-12 12:32:59 PM  
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"The reason [the ticket] is silly is because it's sending the wrong message," said John Townsend of AAA Mid-Atlantic. "And that is, 'We will tolerate you driving at more than the speed limit, but it you drive below the speed limit, then you're penalized for that'."

Actually, I could have sworn that one would be penalized for "driving at more than the speed limit". In fact, I could swear I have a few friendly notes from the local constabulary stating just that.
 
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