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Old 18th June 2002, 05:04   #1
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What can M5 / Z8 drivers do to educate left lane ...

LEFT LANE HOGS ?

I spend 4 days a week on the road traveling my territory for work related objectives. Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Puerto Rico.

Left lane hogs just fry my butt. They just aren't aware of the proper way to drive.

Short of shooting their cars with red paint balls to brand them as
" Left lane road hogs " What if anything can be done ?

Could we start some sort of awareness program to educate these "dips" to drive right and pass left ?

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A frustrated fellow M5 driver.
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Old 18th June 2002, 05:10   #2
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I just go around. You cant teach MILLIONS of inconsiderate people how to suddenly drive better. Although when I driv ein the southeast I notice people are pretty good about staying out of the left lane.

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I know what you mean

Things to understand

A: Normal drivers are not aware of other drivers, they zone and get a "its my way on the highway"

B: People are lazy, you wouldnt believe how many people ive driven with who hogged the left lane, their excuse was it was too much work to keep switching back and forth... SERIOUSLY

C: Take A and B increase the severity and apply that to half the number of normal people forming a new and even worse group "People who sould not drive but do" drivers

Solutions

A: Become Famous and proclaim your ideas on TV, Radio, Movies, etc

B: Become an important offical aka President, create i new "third" lane for M5 drivers only, no speed limit and cops are not allowed, convince congress.... problem solved

C: become richer than bill gates, offer to buy all US highways and force a fee for all non-registered drivers aka people you dont want on there

Final analysis:

There isnt much any of us can do, sorry.
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There is always Montana
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they are not educable, and not trainable ...

my vote is to go around them as safely as possible unless you encounter the dimwit who will actively try to impede your progress (officially termed aggressive driving) ... then just plain get around them ...

the M5 is one fine car for getting around slower drivers with a minimum of fuss!
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I've become quite crazy about it. Most pepole move over pretty quick, but for those who don't, I use the beams, and for those who still dont, i edge up, tail em, then move over, and cut them off. They generally move over.

If they get brash, I get brash. Not going into details, but I'm damn sick and tired of it.

On the other hand, if / when people DO move over, I make certain to wave to them. Even if they don't see it, others do. And they do learn.

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I gave up on flashing the lights as a subtle reminder. Most of the mindless SUV "intimidators" take this as throwing down the gauntlet. If they didn't match the speed to the car to the right before, they now do it intentionally.

Since most American drivers only use their rear view mirror as an ornament holder and, as one poster commented, are too lazy to go to the effort of changing lanes, I simply assess the situation and go around them on the right.

Its a huge PITA, but until we make this infraction more poplular than speeding from a tax revenue stand point, its not likely to change.
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I think every driver ought to have to take a visual, reflex, written, and actual drving test every 5 years, and make it tough. Drivers need to pay for it, although a scale could be provided so that poor people who can drive are still able to without any financial hardship.

I know I can drive better drunk than some people sober, because they don't know how to drive, are not paying attention, don't have proper reflexes, and because they do not understand the rules/law.

Legislators have too often taken the easy steps to make cars safer, and lower speed limits to accomodate bad driving. All the steps now taken require the driver to be completely mindless and unaware, and drive from point A to point B without any knowledge that they are even driving. If I go 55 MPH on a rural interstate with little traffic, I will fall asleep.

Learn to drive, and don't license/insure those that can't.
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There is always Montana
In case you didn't know, Montana now has an official speed limit.
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In case you didn't know, Montana now has an official speed limit.
Damn...so much for big sky country.

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