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One man's message to left-lane slow pokes
King 5 News ^ | Wednesday, June 27, 2007 | KEELY CHALMERS / KGW.com and KING5.com Staff

Posted on 06/27/2007 1:43:32 PM PDT by Sopater

CAMAS, Wash. – Among the things you can't avoid in life – death, taxes and the slow driver in the fast lane.

Oh, you can try passing them in the HOV lane, but if you’re driving solo, the State Patrol will likely make you pay for it. You can tailgate, but risk getting into a wreck. You can honk or give the one finger salute, but then you're dealing with potential road rage.

Now a Camas man has come up with a passive-aggressive way to make those slow drivers in the passing lane move over, and it's apparently working.

J.A. Tosti came up with the idea of putting a thin vinyl strip on the top of the windshield with an arrow pointing to the right lane that literally tells drivers to "Move Over."

The words are spelled backwards on the sticker, so a driver looking in their rearview mirror will see it spelled correctly – similar to how emergency vehicles spell out "ambulance" backwards on the hood.

(Excerpt) Read more at king5.com ...


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I don't have a problem with slow traffic keeping to the right, but should the left lane be for speeders only? I just get annoyed when I'm going the speed limit, or even slightly over, and have an irritated cowboy in my rear-view-mirror that thinks I'm in the wrong lane.
1 posted on 06/27/2007 1:43:34 PM PDT by Sopater
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To: Sopater

Order your own sticker from http://www.leftlanedrivers.org/


2 posted on 06/27/2007 1:44:23 PM PDT by Sopater (A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left. ~ Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Sopater

The left lane should be for passing only...


3 posted on 06/27/2007 1:44:37 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: Sopater

4 posted on 06/27/2007 1:45:08 PM PDT by Sopater (A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left. ~ Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Sopater
That is a pretty car. Too bad it is about to be ‘keyed’.
5 posted on 06/27/2007 1:47:31 PM PDT by NathanR (Apr?s moi, le deluge.)
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To: Sopater
If cars are passing you on your right...
you're in the wrong effin' lane.
6 posted on 06/27/2007 1:58:26 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Sopater
The left lane is not just for “speeders”, it’s for people driving faster than some people drive in the passing lane. There is such a thing as impeding the flow of traffic. More people should be ticketed for it. It causes accidents, congestion and global warming.

Another bad thing is slow passers, people who take forever to pass another car. In other words passing someone going 65 at about 66 or 67 MPH instead of getting it over quickly, courteously and safely.

7 posted on 06/27/2007 1:58:38 PM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now courtesy of Islam.)
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To: Sopater

So if they come up behind you in the right lane, you should pull onto the shoulder?


8 posted on 06/27/2007 1:58:59 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Sopater
Study up on your traffic laws.

The left lane, in most cases, is often described as a passing lane.

Sticking yourself in the left lane and refusing to budge is an invitation to danger.

Always use your turn signals.

Always look twice, three times before changing lanes.

Never tailgate.

Drive defensively.

Lead, follow or get out of the way.

9 posted on 06/27/2007 1:59:38 PM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: Sopater

I also think they should make one that says: “Lead, follow or get out of the way”


10 posted on 06/27/2007 2:00:53 PM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now courtesy of Islam.)
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To: JRios1968
Funny Rant about left lane drivers.....
11 posted on 06/27/2007 2:01:35 PM PDT by HOTTIEBOY (The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.)
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To: Sopater

Get in an accident with this sticker, and look for a jury trial and a huge settlement. I hope we don’t have the same insurance company...


12 posted on 06/27/2007 2:03:13 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Sopater

If I see a car with this sticker, I’ll intentionally slow down to the same speed as the car in the right lane.


13 posted on 06/27/2007 2:04:50 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: Sopater

You’re only supposed to be in the left lane if you’re going significantly faster than the people in the right lane. The speed limit is irrelevant.


14 posted on 06/27/2007 2:06:21 PM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might)
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To: dfwgator
If I see a car with this sticker, I’ll intentionally slow down to the same speed as the car in the right lane.

Do you often brag about asinine behavior?

15 posted on 06/27/2007 2:08:32 PM PDT by Petronski (imwithfred.com)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

No, you should slam on the brakes.


16 posted on 06/27/2007 2:08:57 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: battlegearboat

All those rules make sense and everyone knows that.

Bad driving is like political correctness. 99% of the people dislike it, but its still there. Everybody does it.

Heck, I have complained about people riding my bumper WHILE I was riding someone elses bumper.


17 posted on 06/27/2007 2:12:27 PM PDT by HOTTIEBOY (The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.)
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To: Sopater

In Georgia you are the one in violation of the law.

Getting the popcorn, this will be a long, lustily argued thread.


18 posted on 06/27/2007 2:13:38 PM PDT by doodad
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To: dfwgator

I’ll bet you drive a Subaru.


19 posted on 06/27/2007 2:14:23 PM PDT by Daffynition (Label Warning: Formerly known as "rainbow sprinkles")
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To: The Old Hoosier

The speed limit is not irrelevant. There is a time for doing irresponsible and reckless things like speeding, we call this the time up until we have families. Once we have families, we are expected to be more responsible.

Of course, maybe people wouldn’t feel the need to speed if they weren’t all so hell bent on living so damned far away from where they work.


20 posted on 06/27/2007 2:16:12 PM PDT by AzaleaCity5691
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To: Daffynition

No, in fact I am normally a very curteous driver who has never had to have somebody behind me flicker their headlights to get me to move over. But there is something in me that when I see signs like that, make me want to make life as miserable for that person as possible. Call me cruel, but there it is.


21 posted on 06/27/2007 2:16:17 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: Sopater

“I don’t have a problem with slow traffic keeping to the right, but should the left lane be for speeders only?”

Yes. If you are in the left lane and not doing AT LEAST 5 miles an hour over the limit, just get over because you are only pissing people off for no good reason.


22 posted on 06/27/2007 2:16:38 PM PDT by Grunthor (Once a cobra bit Fred Thompsons' leg. After five days of excruciating pain, the cobra died.)
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To: doodad; FreedomPoster

Hey bud, trainwreck over here. Gas up the Avant.


23 posted on 06/27/2007 2:17:10 PM PDT by doodad
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To: theDentist

“If cars are passing you on your right...
you’re in the wrong effin’ lane.”

Damn tootin’.


24 posted on 06/27/2007 2:17:22 PM PDT by Grunthor (Once a cobra bit Fred Thompsons' leg. After five days of excruciating pain, the cobra died.)
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To: The Old Hoosier

So speed limits don’t apply in the left lane? Really?

Ever successfully convinced a cop or a judge of that?


25 posted on 06/27/2007 2:18:00 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Sopater
but should the left lane be for speeders only

YES!

26 posted on 06/27/2007 2:18:10 PM PDT by Kryptonite (Keep Democrats Out of Power!)
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To: Sopater

If you had only posted that before Father’s Day!


27 posted on 06/27/2007 2:18:37 PM PDT by agent_delta (One of his eyes resembled that of a vulture -- a pale blue eye with a film over it.)
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To: Daffynition

Oddly enough, the pic in post 4 is a Subaru.

A very fast Subaru.


28 posted on 06/27/2007 2:18:48 PM PDT by HOTTIEBOY (The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.)
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To: Ramius

Georgia law says specifically “under prevailing conditions” because we all speed. Just a fact of life. And they will ticket here. Snowbirds beware.


29 posted on 06/27/2007 2:19:18 PM PDT by doodad
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To: Sopater

Keep the washer fluid topped off. Once you finally get in front of the a$$hole, empty it. Works best on convertibles.


30 posted on 06/27/2007 2:20:39 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (Amnesty….NO MEANS NO!)
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To: dfwgator

Yeah, the left lane issue is one thing....

But someone with a sticker like that is pretty darn arrogant.

Its rude to hold people up in the left lane, but ain’t nobody with a sticker gonna tell me to do a damn thing.


31 posted on 06/27/2007 2:21:31 PM PDT by HOTTIEBOY (The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.)
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To: HOTTIEBOY

They are for ugly little things (just my opinion of course as they have legions of fans). Ran into one that wanted to play the other day (Me=LT1 Camaro). We were matched so well we could not do anything to each other. It was cool.


32 posted on 06/27/2007 2:21:59 PM PDT by doodad
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To: HOTTIEBOY

And don’t get me started with those “Baby On Board” signs.


33 posted on 06/27/2007 2:22:11 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: The Old Hoosier
The speed limit is irrelevant.

Tell that to these guys...


34 posted on 06/27/2007 2:22:42 PM PDT by Sopater (A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left. ~ Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: RacerF150

Washer fluid?

i usually spit backer juice out the window. :)


35 posted on 06/27/2007 2:23:16 PM PDT by HOTTIEBOY (The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.)
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To: dfwgator
And don’t get me started with those “Baby On Board” signs.

And around here the "educator" specialty plates. The apple insures an incompetent driver. They really are the worst.

36 posted on 06/27/2007 2:24:31 PM PDT by doodad
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To: Ramius; The Old Hoosier


"You see, officer, your radar gun obviously failed to inform you that I was in the left lane. So, I guess I'll be seeing ya."
37 posted on 06/27/2007 2:31:43 PM PDT by Sopater (A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left. ~ Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

ping


38 posted on 06/27/2007 2:40:55 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: dfwgator

Doing so is a violation of law in 49 states. FYI.


39 posted on 06/27/2007 2:54:46 PM PDT by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: Daffynition
I’ll bet you drive a Subaru.

That's a stupid statement. Ever hear of a Subaru WRX, an STI? No?

I drive a WRX wagon. I guarantee you I drive faster (and better) than 90% of the drones out there.

40 posted on 06/27/2007 2:55:02 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: dfwgator

Nothing like breaking the law to piss people off. Why don’t you just shoot them? Break their windows? Slash their tires? One law, another law... same thing, really.


41 posted on 06/27/2007 2:57:51 PM PDT by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: doorgunner69
Subaru drivers here are without question the most notorious for driving too slow in the passing lane.

I won't take your comment personally since you don't know me ... and I don't know you ...but I'll bet I drive 99% better than you AND the other drones out there.

42 posted on 06/27/2007 3:01:30 PM PDT by Daffynition (Label Warning: Formerly known as "rainbow sprinkles")
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To: dfwgator

Do people with Kerry bumper stickers also offend you?


43 posted on 06/27/2007 3:03:27 PM PDT by Daffynition (Label Warning: Formerly known as "rainbow sprinkles")
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To: Daffynition

Volvo drivers are without doubt the worst drivers on the planet.


44 posted on 06/27/2007 3:06:51 PM PDT by Dinsdale
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To: Grunthor; Sopater; Ramius

But somehow the loudest complaints about “slow” left lane drivers always seem to come from speeders who are pissed off that the person in front of them in the “passing” lane is only going 10-15 miles over the speed limit, thus preventing pissy driver from exceeding the speed limit by an even greater margin. These same pissy drivers do not use the left lane as a “passing” lane either. They drive exclusively in the left lane, except for brief passing/weaving swoops of a few seconds at a time through the right lane, in order to zip by aforementioned left lane drivers who are already going 10-15 over the speed limit.


45 posted on 06/27/2007 3:14:13 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: dfwgator
If I see a car with this sticker, I’ll intentionally slow down to the same speed as the car in the right lane.

That would get you an aggressive driving ticket in California.

46 posted on 06/27/2007 3:16:51 PM PDT by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: GovernmentShrinker
But somehow the loudest complaints about “slow” left lane drivers always seem to come from speeders who are pissed off that the person in front of them in the “passing” lane is only going 10-15 miles over the speed limit, thus preventing pissy driver from exceeding the speed limit by an even greater margin. These same pissy drivers do not use the left lane as a “passing” lane either. They drive exclusively in the left lane, except for brief passing/weaving swoops of a few seconds at a time through the right lane, in order to zip by aforementioned left lane drivers who are already going 10-15 over the speed limit.

You make it sound soo wrong, LOL.

47 posted on 06/27/2007 3:21:29 PM PDT by doodad
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To: Dinsdale

LOL ...we have our fair share of those ...do you want some more? I’d be happy to send you some of ours.


48 posted on 06/27/2007 4:59:25 PM PDT by Daffynition (Label Warning: Formerly known as "rainbow sprinkles")
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To: HOTTIEBOY

Around here that would be “Backie”! As in toe-backie! Wer u frum Boay?


49 posted on 06/27/2007 6:14:18 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

“But somehow the loudest complaints about “slow” left lane drivers always seem to come from speeders who are pissed off that the person in front of them in the “passing” lane is only going 10-15 miles over the speed limit”

It is expected that traffic in the left lane moves faster than other traffic. If someone wants to do the speed limit, they ought to be in the right-hand lane.

If I was in the left lane at ten over and someone came up behind me going obviously faster, I’m getting over at the first and safest possible time. I do not feel that I have a God given right to impede the flow of traffic. Nor is it my responsibility to “hold him up” like some kind of self appointed traffic cop.


50 posted on 06/27/2007 6:23:29 PM PDT by Grunthor (Once a cobra bit Fred Thompsons' leg. After five days of excruciating pain, the cobra died.)
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