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(Lehigh Valley Live)   Never 'drive' in the left lane. Especially don't drive in the left lane for over a mile while there is no one to pass when you have 150 pounds of cocaine in your car, it will give the police a reason to stop you and then they will find probable cause   (lehighvalleylive.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
Is it bad that I'm less applauding the drug bust than I am the cop actually pulling someone over for hogging the passing lane?
 
4 days ago  
Every time I hear a "Ha ha, dumb criminals drove with a blinker light out" story, I'm reminded of this blog post

https://franklywrite.com/2020/06/01/a​-​white-woman-racism-and-a-poodle/

Short version: A woman was getting repeatedly stopped by cops because they thought a black person was driving.  Turns out it was her black standard poodle, Merlin.  When they realized it was a white woman, they claimed she was driving under the speed limit, impeding traffic, etc....  things that were fairly obviously an excuse to justify stopping her.

If she'd actually been black, I can easily imagine the police saying, "Well, he was impeding traffic, so we stopped him, and during a routine search we found drugs in his car."
 
4 days ago  
Cruising in the left lane when the right lane is open is one of those offenses that should yield a hefty fine the first time, somewhere up around $1000. A second offense should be an automatic loss of driving privileges for at least a decade. This is the sort of thing where it's not so much the offense itself that's a problem, but where it's actually just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to bad behavior. It's simply one obvious way that people who lack all self-awareness and ability to judge how their actions impact others manifest their behavior. There's nobody who only does this, in other words. Rather, the people who do this are also the ones who don't know how to yield or merge, who take up multiple spots in parking lots, who constantly bump up against dividing lines in lanes, who pull forward way too far at lights and Stop signs, and on and on and on and on ad infinitum.
 
4 days ago  

Chariset: Every time I hear a "Ha ha, dumb criminals drove with a blinker light out" story, I'm reminded of this blog post

https://franklywrite.com/2020/06/01/a-​white-woman-racism-and-a-poodle/

Short version: A woman was getting repeatedly stopped by cops because they thought a black person was driving.  Turns out it was her black standard poodle, Merlin.  When they realized it was a white woman, they claimed she was driving under the speed limit, impeding traffic, etc....  things that were fairly obviously an excuse to justify stopping her.

If she'd actually been black, I can easily imagine the police saying, "Well, he was impeding traffic, so we stopped him, and during a routine search we found drugs in his car."


I'm more impressed a poodle learned how to drive a car.
 
4 days ago  
Not to worry. If you are brown enough a cop will "find" a reason to pull you over.
 
4 days ago  
Consent was given for the search

SMH
 
4 days ago  
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Surely about to lose your mind.
 
4 days ago  
Oh boy... you've done it now. Here come the Left Lane Drivers Road Rage Brigade! Some are reservists on leave from the Can't Suffer Reclining Airplane Seat Corps.
 
4 days ago  
150 pounds of coke. Imagine the fun I and a few hookers could have.

What a shame it wound up in the evidence room at the police station.*

* yeah I know it will never see the inside of an evidence room.
 
4 days ago  
Also doing 65mph in a 55mph is also stupid.
 
4 days ago  

Chariset: Every time I hear a "Ha ha, dumb criminals drove with a blinker light out" story, I'm reminded of this blog post

https://franklywrite.com/2020/06/01/a-​white-woman-racism-and-a-poodle/

Short version: A woman was getting repeatedly stopped by cops because they thought a black person was driving.  Turns out it was her black standard poodle, Merlin.  When they realized it was a white woman, they claimed she was driving under the speed limit, impeding traffic, etc....  things that were fairly obviously an excuse to justify stopping her.

If she'd actually been black, I can easily imagine the police saying, "Well, he was impeding traffic, so we stopped him, and during a routine search we found drugs in his car."


Yes, folks: all cops are bad.
 
4 days ago  

Michael J Faux: Here come the Left Lane Drivers Road Rage Brigade


Here in Atlanta, its a shootable offence. And I'm not talking about the cops doing the shooting.

Road rage here...its getting really serious. No more honking horns, not its simply pulling triggers at whomever is pissing you off on the road.
 
4 days ago  
[fill-in-the-blanks cop math joke goes here]
 
4 days ago  

Chariset: Every time I hear a "Ha ha, dumb criminals drove with a blinker light out" story, I'm reminded of this blog post

https://franklywrite.com/2020/06/01/a-​white-woman-racism-and-a-poodle/

Short version: A woman was getting repeatedly stopped by cops because they thought a black person was driving.  Turns out it was her black standard poodle, Merlin.  When they realized it was a white woman, they claimed she was driving under the speed limit, impeding traffic, etc....  things that were fairly obviously an excuse to justify stopping her.

If she'd actually been black, I can easily imagine the police saying, "Well, he was impeding traffic, so we stopped him, and during a routine search we found drugs in his car."


From 2011-2013 I delivered pizza in a non-gentrifying black part of NYC and the plainclothes detectives were absolutely obsessed with pulling me over and searching my car.

The best way to not get my car searched when pulled over was to have a black coworker sitting the passenger seat. I gave people rides home a lot if I happened to have a delivery going their way.

I think what the cops consider "suspicious" is not so cut and dry, not after that experience.
 
4 days ago  
I much prefer California's rule of "slower traffic keep right", for three reasons.

1. If you are going faster than traffic, changing lanes constantly is fractionally more dangerous than just keeping a stable speed in the left lane.  Obviously, the chances of any individual lane change is small, but they add up statistically.

2. Having more traffic in the right lane means traffic coming on the freeway has more traffic to deal with when merging on to the freeway.  Again, this is a minor danger that adds up over time.

3. Having traffic more evenly balanced between the two lanes causes road wear and tear to also be more balanced, as opposed to having the right lane wear out earlier due to more use.

I have yet to see a single good reason for "left lane is for passing only".
 
4 days ago  

weapon13: Also doing 65mph in a 55mph is also stupid.


Yup. Should be going at least 75.
 
4 days ago  
This happened in our neck of the woods recently. But instead of drugs, the primary haul was a record-keeping system for a huge quantity of fake IDs, and materials used therein. Hopefully the stop by an alert city policeman has shut down that operation (temporarily, anyway).
 
4 days ago  

Pocket Ninja: Cruising in the left lane when the right lane is open is one of those offenses that should yield a hefty fine the first time, somewhere up around $1000. A second offense should be an automatic loss of driving privileges for at least a decade. This is the sort of thing where it's not so much the offense itself that's a problem, but where it's actually just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to bad behavior. It's simply one obvious way that people who lack all self-awareness and ability to judge how their actions impact others manifest their behavior. There's nobody who only does this, in other words. Rather, the people who do this are also the ones who don't know how to yield or merge, who take up multiple spots in parking lots, who constantly bump up against dividing lines in lanes, who pull forward way too far at lights and Stop signs, and on and on and on and on ad infinitum.


It's like you're speaking directly to my soul.
 
4 days ago  
"put the street value of a kilo at $30,000, or just above $2 million for all 68 kilos. But this traffic stop in particular, the sale price was $33,000 a kilo, he added, so the total would have been close to $2.5 million."

Huh?

/and the 6.8 kilos with a value of $5.2 million were checked into evidence
 
4 days ago  

IHadMeAVision: Chariset: Every time I hear a "Ha ha, dumb criminals drove with a blinker light out" story, I'm reminded of this blog post

https://franklywrite.com/2020/06/01/a-​white-woman-racism-and-a-poodle/

Short version: A woman was getting repeatedly stopped by cops because they thought a black person was driving.  Turns out it was her black standard poodle, Merlin.  When they realized it was a white woman, they claimed she was driving under the speed limit, impeding traffic, etc....  things that were fairly obviously an excuse to justify stopping her.

If she'd actually been black, I can easily imagine the police saying, "Well, he was impeding traffic, so we stopped him, and during a routine search we found drugs in his car."

From 2011-2013 I delivered pizza in a non-gentrifying black part of NYC and the plainclothes detectives were absolutely obsessed with pulling me over and searching my car.

The best way to not get my car searched when pulled over was to have a black coworker sitting the passenger seat. I gave people rides home a lot if I happened to have a delivery going their way.

I think what the cops consider "suspicious" is not so cut and dry, not after that experience.


Considering how many stories I have heard about pizza guys delivering weed along with a pie, I can't say that I'm shocked that the cops thought you might be an easy bust.
 
4 days ago  

ImOscar: Yes, folks: all cops are bad.


The ones who are not actively bad cover for the actively bad ones, so, actually, yeah.

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4 days ago  

State_College_Arsonist: Considering how many stories I have heard about pizza guys delivering weed along with a pie, I can't say that I'm shocked that the cops thought you might be an easy bust.


The year, 1985, the job, Pizza Delivery, the tips? In weed, coke and LSD every Sunday night at closing.

Had a regular client call in every Sunday at 9:30PM for the last delivery. (the place closed at 10pm) and she made sure I was hooked up when I showed up for her food order.

Good times....until one Sunday she didn't call and I showed up anyway and saw police tape wrapped around her apartment door.

Oh well..nothing lasts forever. Thanks entropy...
 
4 days ago  
I drive in the left lane all the time. The right lane is for big ass trucks.
 
4 days ago  
Before you guys get your panties in a wad--- if someone comes up behind me doing 90, I pull into the right line so they can get by.
 
4 days ago  
I don't believe this story.

Cops just don't get that lucky. They needed a reason to pull over a car that they were told had lots of drugs in it
 
4 days ago  

Geotpf: I much prefer California's rule of "slower traffic keep right", for three reasons.

1. If you are going faster than traffic, changing lanes constantly is fractionally more dangerous than just keeping a stable speed in the left lane.  Obviously, the chances of any individual lane change is small, but they add up statistically.

2. Having more traffic in the right lane means traffic coming on the freeway has more traffic to deal with when merging on to the freeway.  Again, this is a minor danger that adds up over time.

3. Having traffic more evenly balanced between the two lanes causes road wear and tear to also be more balanced, as opposed to having the right lane wear out earlier due to more use.

I have yet to see a single good reason for "left lane is for passing only".


How about so that everyone has an agreed upon framework for driving, so when approaching you from behind we don't have to wonder if you are a) insensitive to societal norms, b) sensitive to said norms but otherwise absorbed by an electronic device, or c)  in fact going to move over.  

How about so you don't have to remember if you are violating the law or not when you are driving in a different state?

Road maintenance?  Really?
 
4 days ago  

Gubbo: I don't believe this story.

Cops just don't get that lucky. They needed a reason to pull over a car that they were told had lots of drugs in it


Yeah. Parallel construction was my first thought.
 
4 days ago  
Geotpf:

I have yet to see a single good reason for "left lane is for passing only".

Well t'other way aropund here but same applies ;-)

It people want to stay in the middle or whatever lane that is fine as long as they use a speed appropriate.

Those going 0.00000000000001 MPH fater than those on the inside lane really should be bazookad with maximum force. Those are the ones that annoy me. And I have been known to circle around them if on a clear road.

Yes overtake. Pull right in. Slow down. Move two lanes out overtake again and repeat. If there is nopthing on the road they have no reason to be in the middle lane.

If there are slow vehicles in the inside lane they also have no reason to go there "constantly" unless ther are doign at least 5mph more.

Will undertake if safe. Is perfectly legal here if done safely.
 
4 days ago  
So, should I have less cocaine or more cocaine in my car to avoid arrest?
 
4 days ago  
[shrug]

Either you want cops to stop people for stupid-ass shiat, or you don't. And if they do, then they're allowed to search the car--we've got decades of case law that lets them, and you won't be overturning that any time soon.

So pick one--you put up with assholes driving unimpeded in the left lane and suck it up; or cops will have to stop them and once in a while find 75 kilos of coke.

And in re this:

Nosatril: Gubbo: I don't believe this story.

Cops just don't get that lucky. They needed a reason to pull over a car that they were told had lots of drugs in it

Yeah. Parallel construction was my first thought.


You read all day long about stupid fools who post their arsons and bank robberies on Facebook and you don't believe that some tool was cruising in the wrong lane for over a mile with 150 pounds of coke in his car? There's cop hate and then there's just being pants-on-head, you know?
 
4 days ago  

Geotpf: I much prefer California's rule of "slower traffic keep right", for three reasons.


I'm pretty sure that's the rule everywhere
 
4 days ago  

Gyrfalcon: [shrug]

Either you want cops to stop people for stupid-ass shiat, or you don't. And if they do, then they're allowed to search the car--we've got decades of case law that lets them, and you won't be overturning that any time soon.

So pick one--you put up with assholes driving unimpeded in the left lane and suck it up; or cops will have to stop them and once in a while find 75 kilos of coke.

And in re this:
Nosatril: Gubbo: I don't believe this story.

Cops just don't get that lucky. They needed a reason to pull over a car that they were told had lots of drugs in it

Yeah. Parallel construction was my first thought.

You read all day long about stupid fools who post their arsons and bank robberies on Facebook and you don't believe that some tool was cruising in the wrong lane for over a mile with 150 pounds of coke in his car? There's cop hate and then there's just being pants-on-head, you know?


As someone who isn't from the states and drives in the left, I'm always in the left lane (ok I also speed like a demon in the states).

Never once has a police officer pulled me over for driving in that lane.

They needed an excuse to seize drugs that they knew were there. Oh, and how is saying that cops did their job well and knew that there were drugs somehow cop hate?
 
4 days ago  

Incansus: Geotpf: I much prefer California's rule of "slower traffic keep right", for three reasons.

1. If you are going faster than traffic, changing lanes constantly is fractionally more dangerous than just keeping a stable speed in the left lane.  Obviously, the chances of any individual lane change is small, but they add up statistically.

2. Having more traffic in the right lane means traffic coming on the freeway has more traffic to deal with when merging on to the freeway.  Again, this is a minor danger that adds up over time.

3. Having traffic more evenly balanced between the two lanes causes road wear and tear to also be more balanced, as opposed to having the right lane wear out earlier due to more use.

I have yet to see a single good reason for "left lane is for passing only".

How about so that everyone has an agreed upon framework for driving, so when approaching you from behind we don't have to wonder if you are a) insensitive to societal norms, b) sensitive to said norms but otherwise absorbed by an electronic device, or c)  in fact going to move over.  

How about so you don't have to remember if you are violating the law or not when you are driving in a different state?

Road maintenance?  Really?


Why not pick "slower traffic keep right" as the "agreed upon framework for driving"?
 
4 days ago  

Weatherkiss: Chariset: Every time I hear a "Ha ha, dumb criminals drove with a blinker light out" story, I'm reminded of this blog post

https://franklywrite.com/2020/06/01/a-​white-woman-racism-and-a-poodle/

Short version: A woman was getting repeatedly stopped by cops because they thought a black person was driving.  Turns out it was her black standard poodle, Merlin.  When they realized it was a white woman, they claimed she was driving under the speed limit, impeding traffic, etc....  things that were fairly obviously an excuse to justify stopping her.

If she'd actually been black, I can easily imagine the police saying, "Well, he was impeding traffic, so we stopped him, and during a routine search we found drugs in his car."

I'm more impressed a poodle learned how to drive a car.


Well, it wasn't a stick, for heaven's sake.
 
4 days ago  

Weatherkiss: Chariset: Every time I hear a "Ha ha, dumb criminals drove with a blinker light out" story, I'm reminded of this blog post

https://franklywrite.com/2020/06/01/a-​white-woman-racism-and-a-poodle/

Short version: A woman was getting repeatedly stopped by cops because they thought a black person was driving.  Turns out it was her black standard poodle, Merlin.  When they realized it was a white woman, they claimed she was driving under the speed limit, impeding traffic, etc....  things that were fairly obviously an excuse to justify stopping her.

If she'd actually been black, I can easily imagine the police saying, "Well, he was impeding traffic, so we stopped him, and during a routine search we found drugs in his car."

I'm more impressed a poodle learned how to drive a car.



Oh, poodles can drive.  It's just that they are generally bad at parallel parking, and you don't want to ride with one because they have horrendous taste in music.
 
4 days ago  

Pocket Ninja: Cruising in the left lane when the right lane is open is one of those offenses that should yield a hefty fine the first time, somewhere up around $1000. A second offense should be an automatic loss of driving privileges for at least a decade. This is the sort of thing where it's not so much the offense itself that's a problem, but where it's actually just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to bad behavior. It's simply one obvious way that people who lack all self-awareness and ability to judge how their actions impact others manifest their behavior. There's nobody who only does this, in other words. Rather, the people who do this are also the ones who don't know how to yield or merge, who take up multiple spots in parking lots, who constantly bump up against dividing lines in lanes, who pull forward way too far at lights and Stop signs, and on and on and on and on ad infinitum.


:roll eyes:

If it is a highway with multiple lanes, and there is no one in other lanes, I'm still driving in the left. I like the left better than the right or middle lanes, even on two lane rural roads, I prefer the left. 

If there is no one in the right lane and I was driving on the left and got pulled over for it, I would challenge the hell out of it. The passing law is intended for passing, as in if there is traffic you can't sit in the left and not pass cars for 1-2 miles (depending on state), but if there is no traffic - then you can eff right off.

Before OP claps back:
- I know how to yield and merge
- I don't float in lanes
- I don't take up multiple spots

Oh, and if you are waiting to turn left at a light, you pull into the middle of the intersection while waiting to turn, if you wait at the line you are an asshole.
 
4 days ago  

SuperChuck: Geotpf: I much prefer California's rule of "slower traffic keep right", for three reasons.

I'm pretty sure that's the rule everywhere


Nope; it depends on the state.  Some states say "left lane is for passing only".  Interestingly, it looks like New York State is a "slower traffic keep right" state, despite it being where the farking article is based upon.

https://www.mit.edu/~jfc/right.html
 
4 days ago  

Geotpf: I much prefer California's rule of "slower traffic keep right", for three reasons.

1. If you are going faster than traffic, changing lanes constantly is fractionally more dangerous than just keeping a stable speed in the left lane.  Obviously, the chances of any individual lane change is small, but they add up statistically.

2. Having more traffic in the right lane means traffic coming on the freeway has more traffic to deal with when merging on to the freeway.  Again, this is a minor danger that adds up over time.

3. Having traffic more evenly balanced between the two lanes causes road wear and tear to also be more balanced, as opposed to having the right lane wear out earlier due to more use.

I have yet to see a single good reason for "left lane is for passing only".


Isnt that how most of the developed world works?
 
4 days ago  
How about so that everyone has an agreed upon framework for driving, so when approaching you from behind

If you're "approaching me from behind', you'll be doing well over 90 and I'll move over for you. Otherwise fark off.
 
4 days ago  

NikolaiFarkoff: Is it bad that I'm less applauding the drug bust than I am the cop actually pulling someone over for hogging the passing lane?


Came here to say exactly this! Was going to call the cop a hero until I read that the guy was also going 10 over.
 
4 days ago  

phimuskapsi: Pocket Ninja: Cruising in the left lane when the right lane is open is one of those offenses that should yield a hefty fine the first time, somewhere up around $1000. A second offense should be an automatic loss of driving privileges for at least a decade. This is the sort of thing where it's not so much the offense itself that's a problem, but where it's actually just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to bad behavior. It's simply one obvious way that people who lack all self-awareness and ability to judge how their actions impact others manifest their behavior. There's nobody who only does this, in other words. Rather, the people who do this are also the ones who don't know how to yield or merge, who take up multiple spots in parking lots, who constantly bump up against dividing lines in lanes, who pull forward way too far at lights and Stop signs, and on and on and on and on ad infinitum.

:roll eyes:

If it is a highway with multiple lanes, and there is no one in other lanes, I'm still driving in the left. I like the left better than the right or middle lanes, even on two lane rural roads, I prefer the left. 

If there is no one in the right lane and I was driving on the left and got pulled over for it, I would challenge the hell out of it. The passing law is intended for passing, as in if there is traffic you can't sit in the left and not pass cars for 1-2 miles (depending on state), but if there is no traffic - then you can eff right off.

Before OP claps back:
- I know how to yield and merge
- I don't float in lanes
- I don't take up multiple spots

Oh, and if you are waiting to turn left at a light, you pull into the middle of the intersection while waiting to turn, if you wait at the line you are an asshole.


I've seen WA state patrol pull over people for doing just what you are saying. I mean I get that sometimes the left lane has less road noise than the right lane but in general - stay out of the left lane except when you are passing.

It's a good rule that not smart people like to talk their way around unsuccessfully.
 
4 days ago  

Geotpf: Incansus: Geotpf: I much prefer California's rule of "slower traffic keep right", for three reasons.

1. If you are going faster than traffic, changing lanes constantly is fractionally more dangerous than just keeping a stable speed in the left lane.  Obviously, the chances of any individual lane change is small, but they add up statistically.

2. Having more traffic in the right lane means traffic coming on the freeway has more traffic to deal with when merging on to the freeway.  Again, this is a minor danger that adds up over time.

3. Having traffic more evenly balanced between the two lanes causes road wear and tear to also be more balanced, as opposed to having the right lane wear out earlier due to more use.

I have yet to see a single good reason for "left lane is for passing only".

How about so that everyone has an agreed upon framework for driving, so when approaching you from behind we don't have to wonder if you are a) insensitive to societal norms, b) sensitive to said norms but otherwise absorbed by an electronic device, or c)  in fact going to move over.

How about so you don't have to remember if you are violating the law or not when you are driving in a different state?

Road maintenance?  Really?

Why not pick "slower traffic keep right" as the "agreed upon framework for driving"?


See 1b above.
 
4 days ago  

FDR Jones: I drive in the left lane all the time. The right lane is for big ass trucks.


Ah, no!
Whomever told you that was an idiot.  And your an ass for doing it.

There's plenty of room in the right lane.
If you are approaching a truck and want to pass, move to the left (when safe), pass, then move back to the right.  That's how courteous drivers do it.

You could be going 20 over the speed limit, if the right lane is open, that's were you belong.
 
4 days ago  
How to NOT get stopped by the police.
1. Obey all traffic laws.

2.  THE END!

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4 days ago  

SuperChuck: Geotpf: I much prefer California's rule of "slower traffic keep right", for three reasons.

I'm pretty sure that's the rule everywhere


Not in New Zealand, for obvious reasons.
 
4 days ago  

con_fuse9: FDR Jones: I drive in the left lane all the time. The right lane is for big ass trucks.

Ah, no!
Whomever told you that was an idiot.  And your an ass for doing it.

There's plenty of room in the right lane.
If you are approaching a truck and want to pass, move to the left (when safe), pass, then move back to the right.  That's how courteous drivers do it.

You could be going 20 over the speed limit, if the right lane is open, that's were you belong.


If you are,say, going up 5 or 99 in California, there's absolutely zero point to tucking in and out behind every goddamn truck. It won't be long before you're stuck behind some asshole trucker trying to pass uphill anyway.
 
4 days ago  

Geotpf: SuperChuck: Geotpf: I much prefer California's rule of "slower traffic keep right", for three reasons.

I'm pretty sure that's the rule everywhere

Nope; it depends on the state.  Some states say "left lane is for passing only".  Interestingly, it looks like New York State is a "slower traffic keep right" state, despite it being where the farking article is based upon.

https://www.mit.edu/~jfc/right.html


Pass on the left, slow on the right. What's the difference?
 
4 days ago  

Carrot007: Geotpf:


Will undertake if safe. Is perfectly legal here if done safely.


Well, maybe in USA, in Europe, undertaking is illegal and will get you killed - especially on the autobahn.
Most European drivers (at least Western Europe) use the mirror and will see you approach and if safe, will move to the right (and stay there until they want to pass someone).  If you dive into the right lane you are risking collision.
Of course Germany, even with its unlimited speed autobahn has a death rate beter than USA.
From wikipedia - Germany's death rate is 4.2 per billion km driven - USA 7.3.

Its called lane discipline.  Serious drivers understand it.
 
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drewogatory: con_fuse9: FDR Jones: I drive in the left lane all the time. The right lane is for big ass trucks.

Ah, no!
Whomever told you that was an idiot.  And your an ass for doing it.

There's plenty of room in the right lane.
If you are approaching a truck and want to pass, move to the left (when safe), pass, then move back to the right.  That's how courteous drivers do it.

You could be going 20 over the speed limit, if the right lane is open, that's were you belong.

If you are,say, going up 5 or 99 in California, there's absolutely zero point to tucking in and out behind every goddamn truck. It won't be long before you're stuck behind some asshole trucker trying to pass uphill anyway.


Obviously if you are dipping over to the right only to go back left seconds later it is a waste of time.  But if it is going to take you any appreciable amount of time to pass, move over to the right.  

You can't get stuck in the right lane if you are paying attention and if people are only moving left to pass with alacrity.  I understand people aren't like that, so I try to heighten my awareness - you just have to keep your eye out for people who like to pass at a speed 1 mph faster than the car they are passing.

Staying out of the left lane is like wearing a mask - civilized people do it for the betterment of society, others say "fark off society!"
 
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