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78. I don't know - lately 84 in the left lane moves pretty dependably
at 80 or more - so long as the pokes stay over to the right. It's gotten much faster.

You were probably traveling on 95? That road sucks. No two ways about it. No good way around it. It's just a horrible, awful, road.
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  -Left-lane slowpokes drive you crazy? liberal N proud  Dec-10-08 06:22 AM   #0 
  - My commute home includes a left exit  proud2Blib   Dec-10-08 06:27 AM   #1 
  - Oh, so it's YOU!??! Just kidding.  chimpymustgo   Dec-10-08 06:30 AM   #2 
  - It's the guy that sit in the left lane driving from Chicago to Iowa that is the problem  liberal N proud   Dec-10-08 06:33 AM   #5 
  - Let the dipshit speeders zoom on by  riqster   Dec-10-08 11:45 AM   #46 
  - Better a pig than a sanctimonious ass (nm)  Book Lover   Dec-10-08 02:07 PM   #67 
  - As has been discussed elsewhere, and ad nauseum at that,  riqster   Dec-10-08 03:14 PM   #87 
     - Not "them". Me  Book Lover   Dec-10-08 04:18 PM   #98 
        - Ah.  riqster   Dec-10-08 08:07 PM   #112 
           - 95% of all cops...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-11-08 09:09 PM   #180 
              - Yeah, kinda like politicians,  riqster   Dec-12-08 09:38 AM   #186 
  - A lot of times it isn't speeders. Too many  liberalhistorian   Dec-11-08 09:22 AM   #151 
  - Agreed. Some states do in fact ticket such drivers nt  riqster   Dec-11-08 09:35 AM   #153 
  - Yep. Speeding 'only' is a major contributing factor to global warming, dependence on foreign  codjh9   Dec-12-08 09:46 AM   #187 
  - Where there are lane divisions and exit only lanes  treestar   Dec-11-08 06:58 AM   #143 
  - not only that,  nerddem   Dec-10-08 06:38 AM   #6 
  - +30 is excessive  pending   Dec-10-08 06:54 AM   #10 
  - I want poor drivers in front of me, not behind me.  mwb970   Dec-10-08 07:07 AM   #16 
  - yeah, i don't block their progress either  nerddem   Dec-10-08 07:25 AM   #20 
  - The average speed in the left lane on 95 through DE/MD is more like 75/80  haruka3_2000   Dec-10-08 06:56 AM   #11 
  - i try to keep the cc at about 15 above  nerddem   Dec-10-08 07:18 AM   #18 
  - I hated driving on the beltway  haruka3_2000   Dec-10-08 07:20 AM   #19 
  - In Ohio, my rule is 4+  riqster   Dec-10-08 03:26 PM   #92 
  - NJ Turnpike  high density   Dec-10-08 08:02 AM   #25 
     - Yeah, if you're out of state, you should really obey the speedlimit on there  haruka3_2000   Dec-10-08 05:00 PM   #100 
  - I Was Going 60 in the Middle Lane Recently  ProfessorGAC   Dec-10-08 09:57 AM   #44 
  - Increase Following Your Distance.  Ikonoklast   Dec-10-08 12:50 PM   #57 
     - Thanks. I Do The Same Thing  ProfessorGAC   Dec-10-08 01:46 PM   #59 
     - whenever i try to increase my following distance some asshole  Scout   Dec-10-08 02:25 PM   #70 
  - Cops pick off the easy ones.  thecatburgler   Dec-10-08 02:04 PM   #65 
  - you see that is the thing right there  amdezurik   Dec-11-08 05:09 AM   #131 
  - I don't know why people like that never seem to get  liberalhistorian   Dec-11-08 09:28 AM   #152 
  - Left exits are a special situation  pending   Dec-10-08 06:50 AM   #9 
  - For a while, there was a woman who was traveling at the same time  JerseygirlCT   Dec-10-08 03:12 PM   #84 
  - I agree  LiberalEsto   Dec-10-08 07:58 AM   #24 
  - I drove in Connecticut over 30 years ago  Cirque du So-What   Dec-10-08 06:31 AM   #3 
  - In CT, traffic is usually moving too slow for anybody to be passing anybody  haruka3_2000   Dec-10-08 06:58 AM   #12 
  - Maine is the WORST.  joeunderdog   Dec-10-08 11:54 AM   #48 
  - Come to Oregon, nobody's in a hurry and couldn't care less if you are.  greyhound1966   Dec-10-08 12:51 PM   #58 
     - Oh god, not them.  Nightflurry   Dec-10-08 03:24 PM   #90 
        - There's lots of good things here, but the drivers are not one of them.  greyhound1966   Dec-10-08 04:22 PM   #99 
  - I don't know - lately 84 in the left lane moves pretty dependably  JerseygirlCT   Dec-10-08 03:04 PM   #78 
     - Yep, when I'm in CT, I'm on 95...all the fucking way to exit 91  haruka3_2000   Dec-10-08 05:00 PM   #101 
        - 95 is awful  JerseygirlCT   Dec-10-08 07:17 PM   #108 
        - exit 83.  NutmegYankee   Dec-11-08 05:37 AM   #132 
  - So my dad says  JerseygirlCT   Dec-10-08 03:02 PM   #77 
     - Left exits are from the devil himself  pipi_k   Dec-10-08 06:25 PM   #105 
        - The flyover on 91 N in Hartford (from 84E) is what  JerseygirlCT   Dec-10-08 07:16 PM   #107 
        - Left exits aren't so bad here (Houston).  kentauros   Dec-11-08 09:57 AM   #156 
  - We usually don't have trouble with that  TheFarseer   Dec-10-08 06:32 AM   #4 
  - They were always very kindly to me.  Buns_of_Fire   Dec-11-08 05:44 AM   #133 
  - Yes. Here's the tip: if people are RACING past you on your right - MOVE OVER.  FormerRushFan   Dec-10-08 06:39 AM   #7 
  - It's very simple: Slower Traffic Keep Right  ixion   Dec-10-08 06:45 AM   #8 
  - Some think that is possible when it is heavily congested in both  hlthe2b   Dec-10-08 07:01 AM   #15 
  - One exception: Michiganers driving through Ohio  rucky   Dec-10-08 07:00 AM   #13 
  - It's passive aggression.  Romulox   Dec-10-08 07:01 AM   #14 
  - Definitely. And, in my experience, most of them are middle-aged white men...  DCKit   Dec-10-08 07:29 AM   #22 
  - I find most of them are form Ohio or Illinois  liberal N proud   Dec-10-08 09:14 AM   #35 
     - Nope. They're all from long island.  jazzjunkysue   Dec-10-08 08:29 PM   #113 
     - LOL  liberal N proud   Dec-11-08 06:48 AM   #142 
     - hah I was thinking most were from Ohio and Wisconsin.  Radical Activist   Dec-10-08 10:45 PM   #121 
     - I lived in Ohio for forty years, most of my life, and  liberalhistorian   Dec-11-08 09:44 AM   #155 
        - Even worse that the Ohio drivers who sit at your rear quarter on the left?  liberal N proud   Dec-11-08 11:19 AM   #159 
           - Yep! I know that's hard to believe, given  liberalhistorian   Dec-11-08 08:01 PM   #174 
  - That's absurd  treestar   Dec-11-08 07:02 AM   #145 
  - On German autobahns in cities  conscious evolution   Dec-10-08 07:14 AM   #17 
  - Germany is great  Duckhunter935   Dec-10-08 07:35 AM   #23 
  - Things have changed there then since I was there, because when I was there  Bandit   Dec-10-08 08:38 AM   #30 
     - This was only when they autobahns  conscious evolution   Dec-10-08 09:32 AM   #36 
  - Yes! They drive me crazy!  Jim__   Dec-10-08 07:26 AM   #21 
  - I do most of my long distance  SheilaT   Dec-10-08 08:13 AM   #26 
  - What makes me angry is when there are signs 5 miles back that there will be a lane closing  Horse with no Name   Dec-10-08 08:22 AM   #27 
  - That means that the road is OPEN for 5 more miles  Romulox   Dec-10-08 08:47 AM   #32 
  - I can understand that  Horse with no Name   Dec-10-08 11:57 AM   #50 
     - I agree w/r/t the final bit of merge.  Romulox   Dec-10-08 05:59 PM   #104 
  - Drive in both lanes so they cannot get by.  Kansas Wyatt   Dec-10-08 09:56 AM   #43 
     - Driving in more than one lanes is as illegal as speeding.  Fumesucker   Dec-10-08 10:37 PM   #120 
        - When traffic is backed up and merging to one lane, and some....  Kansas Wyatt   Dec-11-08 06:29 PM   #172 
  - My time's not so important that I would allow...  LanternWaste   Dec-10-08 08:28 AM   #28 
  - You're one of the passive aggressive ones. What a surprise.  Romulox   Dec-10-08 08:48 AM   #33 
  - No-- I simply don't care one way or the other...  LanternWaste   Dec-10-08 09:41 AM   #39 
     - You "don't care" enough to post about it on the internet. Right.  Romulox   Dec-10-08 11:35 AM   #45 
        - You seem to be implying that I'm the one doing the slow driving  LanternWaste   Dec-10-08 03:11 PM   #83 
  - I can't wait until you have to rush to the hospital to see a loved one dying  Zywiec   Dec-10-08 09:38 AM   #38 
  - That wouldn't be my time, would it  LanternWaste   Dec-10-08 09:43 AM   #40 
  - that was harsh n/t  GloriaSmith   Dec-10-08 12:08 PM   #54 
  - Call an ambulance  treestar   Dec-11-08 07:00 AM   #144 
     - Call a reading teacher  Zywiec   Dec-11-08 07:57 AM   #147 
        - My response addressed the norm, not the extreme...  LanternWaste   Dec-11-08 03:53 PM   #167 
  - OTOH,  JerseygirlCT   Dec-10-08 03:06 PM   #80 
     - Probably not...  LanternWaste   Dec-10-08 03:36 PM   #93 
        - In the larger scheme of things, sure  JerseygirlCT   Dec-10-08 03:47 PM   #94 
        - It's obvious that your comments about taking your time on the highway and enjoying life ...  OmelasExpat   Dec-10-08 04:06 PM   #97 
           - You've uncovered my dirty little secret.  LanternWaste   Dec-11-08 03:59 PM   #168 
  - I use left lane campers for bear bait. After all if you want to speed  B Calm   Dec-10-08 08:31 AM   #29 
  - (paraphrased) George Carlin:  RUMMYisFROSTED   Dec-10-08 08:41 AM   #31 
  - "Left Lane losers"  LeeM   Dec-10-08 08:48 AM   #34 
  - .  herbster   Dec-10-08 02:00 PM   #63 
  - Hey Neighbor! Welcome to DU!  alphafemale   Dec-10-08 07:22 PM   #109 
  - They're just as bad as walk - four - abreast - blocking - the - aisle at Wal-Mart slowpokes  slackmaster   Dec-10-08 09:34 AM   #37 
  - Or standing to the left on DC escalators!  sofa king   Dec-10-08 12:05 PM   #53 
     - Escalators are one or two stories: About 40 feet  taterguy   Dec-10-08 03:22 PM   #89 
     - Oh, yes!  sofa king   Dec-10-08 07:04 PM   #106 
     - Hehe, I actually made a blog post about that not long ago  NeedleCast   Dec-11-08 10:06 AM   #157 
     - How 'bout those who get off the escalator ... then stop?  ieoeja   Dec-11-08 04:25 PM   #170 
  - I'm sick of the tailgaters myself  Neo   Dec-10-08 09:47 AM   #41 
  - Tailgaters are the most unsafe drivers on the road.  TexasObserver   Dec-10-08 10:26 PM   #117 
     - Once I had some idiot in a pickup tail-gate me at 70 mph in the left lane  RebelOne   Dec-11-08 06:42 AM   #140 
        - The worse the driver, the faster and closer they drive.  TexasObserver   Dec-11-08 11:54 AM   #160 
        - I saw a tailgater clip the rear bumper of the car in front who was passing to accommodate him  brentspeak   Dec-11-08 09:06 PM   #178 
  - We Have A Law In Illinois  ProfessorGAC   Dec-10-08 09:53 AM   #42 
  - Ain't that the truth!  WCIL   Dec-10-08 12:04 PM   #52 
     - Well, I'll Admit, I'm One Of The Slow Ones  ProfessorGAC   Dec-10-08 01:52 PM   #60 
        - Do the math..  Fumesucker   Dec-10-08 02:07 PM   #66 
           - Or, you could look at it rationally, and blame those who drive over the speed limit.  TexasObserver   Dec-10-08 10:21 PM   #116 
           - The great majority of people exceed the speed limit at least some of the time..  Fumesucker   Dec-10-08 10:48 PM   #122 
              - Try that defense when you cause an accident going over the speed limit.  TexasObserver   Dec-10-08 10:55 PM   #123 
                 - I don't tailgate, don't honk my horn and don't flash my lights..  Fumesucker   Dec-10-08 11:14 PM   #124 
           - What Math?  ProfessorGAC   Dec-11-08 06:13 AM   #134 
              - Here is what you said..  Fumesucker   Dec-11-08 12:13 PM   #161 
                 - Now I Get It  ProfessorGAC   Dec-11-08 12:16 PM   #162 
                    - Here in Atlanta we have a perimeter highway, I-285  Fumesucker   Dec-11-08 12:31 PM   #163 
                       - I've Been On That Highway!  ProfessorGAC   Dec-11-08 01:31 PM   #165 
  - Nope. I discovered that I was sharing the planet with billions of other people decades ago.  TahitiNut   Dec-10-08 11:53 AM   #47 
  - That's a great way to look at things.  wartrace   Dec-11-08 09:23 PM   #183 
  - So true! n/t  schuetter   Dec-11-08 10:01 PM   #184 
  - There should be a corollary law to that.  sofa king   Dec-10-08 11:57 AM   #49 
  - That is precisely the reason I got a ticket  WillieW   Dec-10-08 12:01 PM   #51 
  - The safety issue, it seems to me is the disparity between speeds  krispos42   Dec-10-08 12:22 PM   #55 
  - The speed disparity is the fault of speeders in most cases.  TexasObserver   Dec-10-08 02:34 PM   #74 
  - Speed limits have nothing to do with safe speeds, IMO  krispos42   Dec-10-08 02:55 PM   #75 
     - That's not an opinion shared by safety experts.  TexasObserver   Dec-10-08 03:06 PM   #79 
        - Except safety experts aren't in a vacuum  krispos42   Dec-11-08 01:39 AM   #125 
           - They're experts for a reason. Their opinions are based upon facts, not suppositions.  TexasObserver   Dec-11-08 02:49 AM   #126 
              - And they aren't running things.  krispos42   Dec-11-08 03:17 AM   #127 
  - Yup.  JerseygirlCT   Dec-10-08 03:07 PM   #81 
  - Watching the clusterfuck develop on the 101 used to be my morning entertainment.  greyhound1966   Dec-10-08 12:46 PM   #56 
  - If someone is moving faster than you when they move over into your lane...  Fumesucker   Dec-10-08 10:34 PM   #119 
     - Personal space, it's an automatic reaction when someone squeezes in  greyhound1966   Dec-11-08 12:48 PM   #164 
  - So, you're one of those speeders who thinks the speed limit isn't for you?  TexasObserver   Dec-10-08 01:58 PM   #61 
  - No I am not one of those speeders  liberal N proud   Dec-10-08 02:21 PM   #68 
  - You just said you do. That's your problem, speeding.  TexasObserver   Dec-10-08 02:26 PM   #72 
     - Get your ass out of my way!  liberal N proud   Dec-10-08 03:59 PM   #96 
        - Just for that, I'm slowing down to 55 mph beside that big truck.  TexasObserver   Dec-10-08 10:18 PM   #114 
           - Glad I don't drive in Texas  liberal N proud   Dec-11-08 06:40 AM   #139 
              - Texas is, too.  TexasObserver   Dec-11-08 09:07 PM   #179 
  - yup, if i'm already going over 80 in a 70mph zone, i have no sympathy  Scout   Dec-10-08 02:25 PM   #71 
  - Here's hoping you don't kill anyone!  TexasObserver   Dec-10-08 02:30 PM   #73 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-11-08 07:33 AM   #146 
  - Oh brother. n/t  donco6   Dec-10-08 07:34 PM   #110 
  - I travel I-95 to and from work every day.  calico1   Dec-10-08 01:59 PM   #62 
  - Every day I curse the idiots who designed those left exits, though  JerseygirlCT   Dec-10-08 03:09 PM   #82 
  - Many people drive in the left lane because they think it's less "bumpy"  herbster   Dec-10-08 02:01 PM   #64 
  - Yes, they do.  flvegan   Dec-10-08 02:23 PM   #69 
  - Glad to hear it. They drive me nuts.  JerseygirlCT   Dec-10-08 03:01 PM   #76 
  - "None shall pass..."  EnviroBat   Dec-10-08 03:13 PM   #85 
  - I just try to be a courteous driver.  Dr.Phool   Dec-10-08 03:13 PM   #86 
  - Exactly  liberal N proud   Dec-11-08 06:32 AM   #137 
  - What I really hate is people who block a lane while approaching a merge...  bbernardini   Dec-10-08 03:18 PM   #88 
  - I drive in the left lane all the time, but I yield when needed.  Xithras   Dec-10-08 03:25 PM   #91 
  - If you watch truckers on hills in CA with only two lanes, if they want to pass a slower moving truck  county worker   Dec-10-08 03:50 PM   #95 
     - I noticed trucks like to do this on I-80 in the mountains going to Reno.  pinniped   Dec-11-08 05:02 AM   #130 
  - I ride occasionally with a colleague who always drives in the left lane. 55-60 mph. It drives me  CLW   Dec-10-08 05:21 PM   #102 
  - Hogging the passing lane is inconsiderate as hell and dangerous. Traffic stacks up  bertman   Dec-10-08 05:24 PM   #103 
  - I hate it.  donco6   Dec-10-08 07:36 PM   #111 
  - Hallmark of a bad driver. They need to make a left turn/exit miles ahead.  alphafemale   Dec-10-08 10:19 PM   #115 
  - While its dangerous to camp the left lane  NeedleCast   Dec-10-08 10:32 PM   #118 
  - Insane left-lane speed demons are just as annoying and perhaps  JCMach1   Dec-11-08 04:04 AM   #128 
  - No doubt  liberal N proud   Dec-11-08 06:21 AM   #135 
  - Some joker was playing lane hog at 60mph on Highway 58....  pinniped   Dec-11-08 04:59 AM   #129 
  - Can't Stand Them. But I Make Sure To Cut Them Off Sharply To Give Them A Good Ole Hint To Move The  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Dec-11-08 06:25 AM   #136 
  - When I retire, I'm going to move up North and drive slow...  Sancho   Dec-11-08 06:35 AM   #138 
  - not since i lashed that 4x12 hardwood plank to my front bumper! woohoo!  KG   Dec-11-08 06:45 AM   #141 
  - First of all, "fast" means the speed limit.  Deep13   Dec-11-08 08:13 AM   #148 
  - Why do you think they call it rush hour?  liberal N proud   Dec-11-08 08:52 AM   #149 
  - Good: Left lane campers are assholes with no concept of society  alcibiades_mystery   Dec-11-08 09:15 AM   #150 
  - when I drive on the LIE at 8:30 in the morning  Magic Rat   Dec-11-08 09:39 AM   #154 
  - That is a bit excessive  liberal N proud   Dec-11-08 10:24 AM   #158 
  - Nah. I just bide my time, and when I can get around them, I get around them.  cherokeeprogressive   Dec-11-08 02:01 PM   #166 
  - In Florida It's Known as DWO - Driving While Old  ddeclue   Dec-11-08 04:13 PM   #169 
  - The Montana law also allows the patrolman to write you a ticket at 55  liberal N proud   Dec-11-08 06:24 PM   #171 
  - Left Lane Idiots are very dangerous.......  lib2DaBone   Dec-11-08 07:49 PM   #173 
  - When I am on the road, the trucker gets the courtesy  liberal N proud   Dec-11-08 08:55 PM   #175 
  - In my experience, the left-lane Speed Racers also tailgate in the middle and right lanes  brentspeak   Dec-11-08 08:59 PM   #176 
     - True  liberal N proud   Dec-11-08 09:03 PM   #177 
     - Not necessarily the same group.,.  Fumesucker   Dec-11-08 09:13 PM   #181 
        - I used to deal with tailgaters by slamming on the brakes  brentspeak   Dec-11-08 09:19 PM   #182 
           - Or some right to carry asshole might take a shot at you  liberal N proud   Dec-12-08 06:38 AM   #185 
 

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