Bslim: WHAR HERO TAG, WHAR?!?!?
Man On A Mission: It's really very simple: If you are being passed on the right, you are in the wrong lane no matter what your speed is.
Gecko Gingrich: "The big question is what if someone's doing the speed limit and are they able to be pulled over" for a citation, Rothman said. "It's challengeable in that it the law may be vague for the person who is doing the speed limit."Farking lawyers.The change in the law has already addressed that, to wit:The revised law removed mention of offending motorists driving under the speed limit in the passing lane.That means that motorists driving the speed limit must make way for speeders. "It's not giving people the freedom to speed, because if they're speeding we'll catch them down the road," Webb said.It's cut and dry. "I was going the speed limit," is no longer an excuse. In fact, "I was going faster than the speed limit," isn't either, as the law has removed all references to the posted speed limit playing any part in the decision to cite someone for impeding traffic (.pdf).
Gecko Gingrich: "A lot of people are saying, 'I'm doing the speed limit so I'm going to slow them down,'" the trooper said. "That's taking the law into your own hands. If you're really concerned about someone's driving, make a call to the local 911 center and give a vehicle description and tag number."Paging, HAMMERTOE. HAMMERTOE, to the nearest white courtesy phone please.
SpinStopper: They'd make a fortune in Houston ;)
SpinStopper: They'd make a fortune in Houston Texas ;)
Target Builder: Are you a police officer in your jurisdiction?No?Then it's not your job to enforce the law. Keep to the right lane unless passing.
BizarreMan: "The big question is what if someone's doing the speed limit and are they able to be pulled over" for a citation, Rothman said. "It's challengeable in that it the law may be vague for the person who is doing the speed limit."What is vague about it? If you're driving slow. MOVE OVER!
drjekel_mrhyde: Violating the slowpoke law is a misdemeanor, which means it is an offense punishable by up to $1,000 and a year in jail.
Warlordtrooper: Now can we ticket people on bicycles who can't go the speed limit but take up a lane of traffic, (especially in single lane roads)
d23: If the speed limit is 65 and I am going 75 to pass someone, I am NOT driving slow, even if you are going 85 and acting like Stan Smith.
LesserEvil: Target Builder: Are you a police officer in your jurisdiction?No?Then it's not your job to enforce the law. Keep to the right lane unless passing.In my experience (once did a daily commute on I-75 between Flint and Detroit), the vigilantes tended to be younger women in their 20s, who'd change lanes to impede anybody driving faster than them. It was mostly an annoyance because we had more than 2 lanes, but it struck me as particularly stupid, considering some nutjob might just follow them home or to work and do something nasty to them. People seem to feel a false sense of empowerment when driving a vehicle, forgetting that the other driver might have a gun or might follow them until they get out of their vehicle.
Gecko Gingrich: Nope. Read the law. I linked to it upthread. Your hypothetical situation is exempt for any number of reasons.
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