Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Public Service Announcement [to left-lane drivers]

The left lane is for passing. 

In a little more detail: The left lane is for passing, not for cruising. The left lane is for passing, not for people who think they might be the fastest car on the road. The left lane is for passing, not for getting a better view of traffic on the opposite side of the interstate. The left lane is for passing, not so you can have your random pick of lanes for the hell of it.

And if you are passing multiple slow cars all at once and see someone coming up behind you going much faster than you, get over to the right lane for a minute to let that person by, then finish your passing.

I thought we were all taught this by our parents and by drivers' ed — apparently not.

That is all.

(We just returned from a little road trip to Raleigh, with a combined 13 hours of driving over the weekend.)

(p.s., Dad, sometime I'll post something about people who think they're too good for turn signals...)


CarrieAnn said...

Gotta love NC interstates. You should have swung by and said "hi" to me!

K_Streams_Her_C said...

Ah, CarrieAnn! We totally should have said, "hi!"

So you know the type of driver I speak of? They're just as bad in Georgia. :)

Brittaney said...

Amen. This is what the flashing signs in Atlanta and anywhere else should say!

Mike said...

Blogger needs a "Like This" thumbs-up button. :-)

Kb_Mal said...

Argh! Left-lane perps kill me!