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(NBC Washington)   Maryland woman pulled over and ticketed, but not for the reason you think   ( divider line
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18096 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Mar 2013 at 2:29 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-03-12 02:47:46 PM  
7 votes:
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2013-03-12 11:47:29 AM  
6 votes:
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2013-03-12 02:42:28 PM  
5 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 03:22:44 PM  
4 votes:
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2013-03-12 11:29:43 AM  
4 votes:
In other words, she was ticketed for being a douche.  (or a Prius driver)

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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.
2013-03-12 07:40:47 PM  
3 votes:

timujin: Kaenneth:
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.

I'm a pendant; what you got against pendants, huh?  We keep your fskin' girlfriend happy, eh.  You got somethin' against jewelry?  I bet you're one of those perpetually hateful people, ain't ya? Just can't stand to see somone happy.  Miserable bastid.
2013-03-12 07:07:33 PM  
2 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 moved away.
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 04:21:18 PM  
2 votes:
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I LOL at that caption because my wife says it perfectly captures my driving style. I don't speed much, 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.

/thinks she's silently cheering for the stress to give me the Big One... ;^)
2013-03-12 03:05:19 PM  
2 votes:
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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?

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2013-03-12 02:49:17 PM  
2 votes:
2013-03-12 07:37:06 PM  
1 vote:
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?
2013-03-12 06:22:13 PM  
1 vote:


I said "in this farking country we have driving laws. This is a one farking lane road. You could have killed me. You ever do that to me again, I won't hesitate to slam on my brakes and let you hit me, this isn't Mumbai. Fark you"

She looked like she had seen a ghost.

I saw her several more times after that, she didn't ride anyone's ass after that (car or motorcycle)

She moved to Alaska, bought a LandRover, and is up to her old tricks.  (met her last summer)
2013-03-12 05:52:59 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:46:42 PM  
1 vote:

Nordschleife: Needs reposting, because good:

That car was funny for like 2 memes. Now it's just gay.
2013-03-12 05:31:04 PM  
1 vote:

jbezorg: Kahabut: 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.

Here I thought it was based off the 85th percentile speed.

The MUTCD recommends that the speed limit should be within 5MPH of the 85th percentile. Thats what traffic engineers use.

However, citizen groups, politicians, police, etc... all think they know better and are sometimes able to lobby local/state agencies to change the speed limits based on emotional or incorrect reasoning.

Then you end up with a 25mph speed limit in an area that should be 40mph.
2013-03-12 03:48:48 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-03-12 03:16:25 PM  
1 vote:

bongmiester: meanwhile in Russia ...

I love how some people get out and are all like
"Dude what the fark?!"

Well, don't cut off a 4 ton vehicle asshole.
2013-03-12 02:57:18 PM  
1 vote:
You said Maryland, so that was exactly the reason I was thinking.
2013-03-12 02:52:18 PM  
1 vote:

abhorrent1: They need to make ramming legal

meanwhile in Russia ...
2013-03-12 02:47:12 PM  
1 vote:

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.

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I got the old cruise control set at 35!
2013-03-12 02:44:44 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-03-12 02:41:54 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:38:46 PM  
1 vote:
I love this.  While a person speeding in the left lane is dangerous, they, in theory, are not bothering other drivers as long as people are not in the way.  It is when they have to go around someone going to slow that causes the chain reaction when they cut someone off in the right lane to go around the person driving slower.  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.

I actaully got out of a ticket in court by telling the judge that I was not speeding when pulled over.  Since the cop marked 'visual' on the part of the ticket where you indicated how it was determined I was speeding the judge let me off with a warning.  My arguement was that the other driver going really slow made me look faster.  I think the cop hurt himself rolling his eyes when the judge bought it.
2013-03-12 02:29:59 PM  
1 vote:
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.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-12 01:53:54 PM  
1 vote:
Gecko Gingrich

"Normal and reasonable movement of traffic" will most likely be interpreted to mean "traffic obeying the speed limit." If "normal and reasonable" on its own could prohibit driving 63 in a 65 zone, the specific rule allowing 10 mph below the speed limit should take precedence over the general rule against impeding traffic.  If it doesn't, a 2 mph difference is not likely to hold up in court.

Bad driver, but not guilty is my verdict.
2013-03-12 12:32:59 PM  
1 vote:
"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.
2013-03-12 11:50:56 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:38:22 AM  
1 vote:

Learn to drive on a road with more than 1 lane.
2013-03-12 11:37:01 AM  
1 vote:
I would've been so far up her ass she could taste 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...
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