Originally Posted by zoeysmom
...I really think the tickets would be better targeted at the people driving ridiculously fast and tailgating people in the left lane. If the people are driving the speed limit, then I don't think they deserve a ticket...
The people driving the speed limit are not the ones creating a hazard -- it's those who zigzag through traffic at 80 mph and expect the rest of the world to get out their way! (And why are they
always the ones who don't bother with turn signals?
If there are only two lanes to choose from, the right lane is a very dangerous place because of cars coming in from the entrance ramps. In that situation, it makes more sense (to me) for the bulk of the traffic to stay in the left lane at the speed limit, so as to minimize interaction with incoming cars trying to get up to speed. It is not my responsibility to make life convenient for drivers who risk all our lives by speeding.
But if there are three lanes, I stay in the middle one. The crazies can zoom past me on the left if they want, and incoming cars can slip into the right lane with no interference from me. I really like three-lane highways!
(Having said that... I admit that I do tend to hover 3 or 4 mph above highway speed limits much of the time. That's usually safe, and it seems to keep people happy.)