Skip to comments.One man's message to left-lane slow pokes
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 youre 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 ...
Order your own sticker from http://www.leftlanedrivers.org/
The left lane should be for passing only...
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.
So if they come up behind you in the right lane, you should pull onto the shoulder?
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.
Lead, follow or get out of the way.
I also think they should make one that says: “Lead, follow or get out of the way”
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...
If I see a car with this sticker, I’ll intentionally slow down to the same speed as the car in the right lane.
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.
Do you often brag about asinine behavior?
No, you should slam on the brakes.
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.
In Georgia you are the one in violation of the law.
Getting the popcorn, this will be a long, lustily argued thread.
I’ll bet you drive a Subaru.
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.
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.
“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.
Hey bud, trainwreck over here. Gas up the Avant.
“If cars are passing you on your right...
you’re in the wrong effin’ lane.”
So speed limits don’t apply in the left lane? Really?
Ever successfully convinced a cop or a judge of that?
If you had only posted that before Father’s Day!
Oddly enough, the pic in post 4 is a Subaru.
A very fast Subaru.
Georgia law says specifically “under prevailing conditions” because we all speed. Just a fact of life. And they will ticket here. Snowbirds beware.
Keep the washer fluid topped off. Once you finally get in front of the a$$hole, empty it. Works best on convertibles.
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.
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.
And don’t get me started with those “Baby On Board” signs.
i usually spit backer juice out the window. :)
And around here the "educator" specialty plates. The apple insures an incompetent driver. They really are the worst.
Doing so is a violation of law in 49 states. FYI.
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.
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.
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.
Do people with Kerry bumper stickers also offend you?
Volvo drivers are without doubt the worst drivers on the planet.
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.
That would get you an aggressive driving ticket in California.
You make it sound soo wrong, LOL.
LOL ...we have our fair share of those ...do you want some more? I’d be happy to send you some of ours.
Around here that would be “Backie”! As in toe-backie! Wer u frum Boay?
“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.
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