Mr. Coffee Nerves: As someone who almost missed his exit this morning because a Prius driver lost his nerve at 58 MPH while attempting to pass a tractor-trailer doing 57 MPH -- in a 65 MPH zone -- I'm getting a frothing, murderous rage out of this while I shop Craigslist Mogadishu for late-model RPGs.
Bonkthat_Again: NJ Bill would fine Pennsylvania and Canada drivers driving in NJ/shorter headline for you Subby
EvilEgg: /but it's worth it to leave.
Bonkthat_Again: EvilEgg: /but it's worth it to leave.Unless you go to New York where every bridge toll is $13.
Pocket Ninja: This is fine as a baseline for the oblivious sort of halfwit who just cruises in the left lane,
DjangoStonereaver: If they did this in MD, they could completely wipe out the state's budget deficit and go well into the blackwithin a fiscal year./Ah MD, where the blinker is optional equipment
""One driver cruising along in the left lane can cause dozens of other drivers to become frustrated, leading to more incidents of aggressive driving and additional, unnecessary lane changes - which, in turn, lead to more accidents," he said."
There have been a lot of times where I've passed all traffic using the breakdown lane, though I know I shouldn't. But when all three lanes to the left are going the same exact speed and they aren't making it possible to pass except on the far right, what am I gonna do?The amazing part is once I do pass that log jam of cars, that there is basically a 100 yard stretch where there are few cars until the next grouping of cars ahead of you.
Pocket Ninja: This is fine as a baseline for the oblivious sort of halfwit who just cruises in the left lane, although simply doubly the fines is probably too light of a penalty. I'd suggest starting with a base quadrupling of the fines. Then, the fine process would operate on a sliding scale if certain other "magnifying behaviors" were identified. These magnifying behaviors and some suggested penalties associated with them might include:- Motorists whose presence in the left lane is not based on sheer, stupid obliviousness, but rather a deliberate choice (i.e., demonstrable intent). Double the quadruple fine.- Motorists who combine left lane intent with passive-aggressive behavior toward motorists who approach from behind. This behavior might include subtly slowing down, tapping the brake pedals, or engaging windshield wipers for no reason. Triple the double quadrupled fine.- Motorists who use other vehicles on the road to enhance their road blockage by driving just fast enough to catch up to a car on their right, then slowing down so that they drive parallel to it. Ten times the base fine plus a 1-month suspended license.- Motorists who actually speed up in the left lane any time someone tries to pass them on the right. Ten times the base fine, 1-month suspension, 1 week in jail.- Motorists who, when passed on the right, actually speed up so that they are now tailgating even though the passing driver is going faster than they were going originally. Twenty times the base fine, 2 months suspension, 2 weeks in jail.Also, on those rare cases where you have a driver who was in the left lane, sees a car approaching from behind, and then moves over to let it by, if the overtaking driver then (upon finding himself out in front) drops to any speed below what the original driver was doing, the penalty shall be calculated at the maximum level and also have a mandatory 5-minute bamboo caning clause.
EvilEgg: Bonkthat_Again: NJ Bill would fine Pennsylvania and Canada drivers driving in NJ/shorter headline for you SubbyThey already fine everyone for driving in NJ. There is no way out of that state without going through a tollbooth./but it's worth it to leave.
spelletrader: Doesn't matter, most of the drivers in NJ pass on the right - even if the left lane is wide open.
BraveNewCheneyWorld: I don't know how it is in NJ, but in CT our police rarely if ever enforce that law. I wish they would. Our lazy farks sit in the car and let their license plate readers scan traffic for registration violations and speeding while they sleep on the side of the road.
Luther924s: DjangoStonereaver: If they did this in MD, they could completely wipe out the state's budget deficit and go well into the blackwithin a fiscal year./Ah MD, where the blinker is optional equipmentIn Florida, the turn signal is a sign of weakness.
Giltric: EvilEgg: Bonkthat_Again: NJ Bill would fine Pennsylvania and Canada drivers driving in NJ/shorter headline for you SubbyThey already fine everyone for driving in NJ. There is no way out of that state without going through a tollbooth./but it's worth it to leave.The bridge I use between PA and NJ has no toll and is subsidized by people who pay tolls on other bridges.
Fast Talkin Fanny: Hey, I'm in favor of this. What's more, I want laws against everything else that annoys me, including backing into parking spaces and mowing your lawn on the diagonal.
skinink: ""One driver cruising along in the left lane can cause dozens of other drivers to become frustrated, leading to more incidents of aggressive driving and additional, unnecessary lane changes - which, in turn, lead to more accidents," he said."
Aarontology: I just pass those numbnuts on the right and go about my merry way instead of getting all pissed off and throwing a tantrum about it.
mayIFark: So, let me get this straight, I am on the left lane, driving 70 on a 70. I will be fined because I didn't move out of the way for someone who wants to break the law and drive 80?Unless the left lane is designated for passing only (like on a two lane freeway), I should be able to drive on any lane I damn please as long as I am driving at the max speed.If you want to speed find your own damn way, I am not going to help you in anyway to break the law.
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