I have mixed feelings on the whole issue, I guess. Hell603, I understand your feelings, and it does suck to get ticketed sometimes, when we feel we have done nothing really wrong. I know you didn't really mean you hate state troopers.
My nephew is a State Trooper here in Iowa, and I really respect them.
I do have a question, though....
I have never driven on the interstate before, or in a big city (Des Moines) when I go shopping there, I have one of my friends drive. But one of my New Years Resolutions is going to be to drive on the interstate, and in Des Moines. I am 36 for Pete's sakes, and my 16 year old step-daughter is already driving in des Moines. It is time for me to face my fears and just DO it!
I know once I do it I will say, what was the big deal? Why didn't I do this years ago?
I have no problems driving on the highway, or in the nearby town of 10,000....but just the thought of interstates and cities scares the crap out of me. My mother never drove in Des Moines either, and when dad taught me to drive, he wouldn't let me drive in Des Moines, so I just never did.
Back to my question.... this whole 'illegal to pass on right side' thing has me confused, and I think I better know it before I try this.
If I am driving on the interstate, there are usually just 2 lanes, right? Not counting the lane for getting on and off of exits.
So if I am driving in the far left lane, (which I thought was the passing lane) and if someone is driving really slow in front of me, can I not go into the right lane and pass them? ( I'm not talking about the exit lane)
I am just curious. But maybe the laws are different in each state. Does someone from Iowa know?