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Old 10-17-2019, 11:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Another traffic scenario...

You're in the left lane of a 6 lane highway with a 65 MPH speed limit going 74 passing 3 cars in the middle lane going 71. Some moron flies up behind you going a lot faster and starts tailgating. I usually just continue on until I can get over 1 lane without having to slow down to help out some asshole.
What do you do? Get in front of them and brakecheck because you're special?

I also pass on the right when I can see dipwads clogging up the lanes ahead because I don't expect the left lane to stay open as an unlimited speed lane for anyone in a bigger hurry.
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You're in the left lane of a 6 lane highway with a 65 MPH speed limit going 74 passing 3 cars in the middle lane going 71. Some moron flies up behind you going a lot faster and starts tailgating. I usually just continue on until I can get over 1 lane without having to slow down to help out some asshole.
What do you do? Get in front of them and brakecheck because you're special?

I also pass on the right when I can see dipwads clogging up the lanes ahead because I don't expect the left lane to stay open as an unlimited speed lane for anyone in a bigger hurry.
I drive about the same as you do.
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I will finish the passing maneuver safely and then move over.

I will not be bullied by a tail gater into doing anything unsafe, and that includes brake checking people.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Asshole who flew up behind me is clearly not very tactical asshole. As soon as he's tailgating, he can't see around me to know when to erratically swerve into the right lane, squeeze past me and cut me off before rear-ending the next car in that lane going 60 mph.... either that or it's just someone with shitty depth perception waiting for me to move over so they can continue on.

I'll assume good faith and pass the 3 cars at my cruising speed and move over without thinking anything of it. No sense in stressing out over other people living their lives.
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I will finish the passing maneuver safely and then move over.

I will not be bullied by a tail gater into doing anything unsafe, and that includes brake checking people.
Yeah, I got a ticket in VA long ago because I sped up when a rapidly gaining tailgater was getting too close for comfort. Cop pulled me over and I pointed to the tailgating person he should have pulled and he said "Well, but I got you". Great. Never again.

I am generally pretty fast if I am in the left lane but if someone clearly wants to go faster than I am I will signal to get over and then get over as soon as it is safe to do so. I will brake check if I can't see your headlights in my rear view.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Let them be pissed off, not my problem. I'll move over when I'm done passing. If I see them flying up like that and can move over, I will, but I'm not risking getting pulled or causing an accident just because it's mildly inconvenient.
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Same as the OP.
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I don't mind that the faster car has came up so quickly.
I don't mind that the faster car is now tailgating me.
I just hate those flashing blue lights. So annoying.
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I will slow down a little bit, then see if I can get a gap so that he can pass on the right. Then when they do, I speed up real fast so they can't get in front of me & have to jam on the brakes.
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Brake check
Fuck that, I donít want them rear ending me.

What I will do is keep my foot on the gas and feather the brake. It keeps you moving at the same speed but gives the illusion of slowing down to the person behind.
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How many of you fuckers who pass at your leisure holding up tailgaters are the same ones who pass on the right in the grass because you're impatient?

If I'm passing and it turns out I'm about to hold somebody else up from passing all of us, I'll bump the speed up to go ahead and get around.
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I speed up and flip my signal on and complete the pass 95% of people back off it seems once you flip the signal on from what I noticed. If I'm coming up on someone in this scenario and they are blatantly paceing the person in the middle lane I ride their ass while covering the brake in case they start jamming the brakes.

I generally ignore people tailgating me if I'm in the right lane, I tend not to cruise in the left lane or GTFO out of their way.
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Let them be pissed off, not my problem. I'll move over when I'm done passing.
This ^^^

I tend to cruise in the middle lane until I need to pass a slowpoke
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I don't mind that the faster car has came up so quickly.
I don't mind that the faster car is now tailgating me.
I just hate those flashing blue lights. So annoying.

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I'm in the left lane only for passing.
If it's two lane, and I need to pass a truck pack of 10 doing 55, I'll make sure to get the cat up to 80 - 85 so I'm not in they way of people.
Some Audis and Porsches will flash me of course. Mostly politely. It's the retards in riced out crap that need to prove their 120 hp shit can pass my 112.

If it's empty I'll pass at 70 - 75.

Rush hour is 60 - 70. (Edit: on my route)
Hard rain 50 -55.
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usually when i'm in the left lane I can't pedal any faster and they have to wait till the next downhill
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If traffic's not too heavy and I'm only going slightly faster than the cars in the lane to the right, I kick it a touch and move over and let the faster traffic pass. Then, depending on how much of a hurry I'm in I might pull back into the left and pace him (hoping he kicks the cops radar first). The far left lane is for passing not cruising. You pass with purpose and then get your ass back to the right. I hardly consider driving a few MPH faster passing with purpose.

People who cruise in the left lane forcing faster traffic to slow down, tailgate, or pass on the right cause the traffic suck.
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I will finish the passing maneuver safely and then move over.

I will not be bullied by a tail gater into doing anything unsafe, and that includes brake checking people.
This.
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I sit in traffic 2 to 3 hours a day and I have to say, you know what lane I drive in? The lane that is fucking moving. This whole left lane is the fast lane is naive bullshit.

If you are on an actual 4 lane freeway, not in any metropolis, sure, keep the left lane clear, but shit, I may see that scenario once every 6 months.

For the most part, 99 out of 100 miles, the left lane is NOT a functioning passing lane.

Hell, all the local roads / surface streets, you have to take a left turn, you got to be in the left lane. On the local freeways left lane exits, while probably not the standard, are not uncommon. I can even think of a few left lane freeway entrances not to far from here for that matter. In the real life world, freeways are free for all, so quit bitching and drive.


OH and fuck turn signals. You want to know how to NEVER get over? Turn on your turn signal. The asshole beside you will make sure he adjust his speed to prevent you from getting where you need to be.




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I sit in traffic 2 to 3 hours a day and I have to say, you know what lane I drive in? The lane that is fucking moving. This whole left lane is the fast lane is naive bullshit.

If you are on an actual 4 lane freeway, not in any metropolis, sure, keep the left lane clear, but shit, I may see that scenario once every 6 months.

For the most part, 99 out of 100 miles, the left lane is NOT a functioning passing lane.

Hell, all the local roads / surface streets, you have to take a left turn, you got to be in the left lane. On the local freeways left lane exits, while probably not the standard, are not uncommon. I can even think of a few left lane freeway entrances not to far from here for that matter. In the real life world, freeways are free for all, so quit bitching and drive.


OH and fuck turn signals. You want to know how to NEVER get over? Turn on your turn signal. The asshole beside you will make sure he adjust his speed to prevent you from getting where you need to be.




All's fair in a traffic jam, but if more people actually used the left lane for passing during regular traffic, we'd have fewer traffic jams.

In terms of signaling, I speed up, pick my spot, and hit the signal as I'm switching lanes--don't give them enough time to close the gap.
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I think this is the appropriate way to deal with tailgaters

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EEH9Zwo8JEM
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If I'm passing and it turns out I'm about to hold somebody else up from passing all of us, I'll bump the speed up to go ahead and get around.
This.

If I am in the fast lane and someone comes hauling ass up on me while I am passing people, I go faster and then get the fuck out of the way. Keep the fucking traffic moving!

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