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Encountered an Uber or a Lyft driver who was going 55-60 in the left lane of the Northern State Parkway in Long Island. People kept passing him from the right and he/she still had no clue, as I passed him, it looked like driver and passengers were having a nice homey little coffee klatch. Come on dude, get with the program.

Rideshare drivers, I give them lots of space because they're unpredictable.

http://autoweek.com/article/car-life/left-lane-driving-just-dont-do-it

 

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9 hours ago, nevets88 said:

Encountered an Uber or a Lyft driver who was going 55-60 in the left lane of the Northern State Parkway in Long Island. People kept passing him from the right and he/she still had no clue, as I passed him, it looked like driver and passengers were having a nice homey little coffee klatch. Come on dude, get with the program.

Rideshare drivers, I give them lots of space because they're unpredictable.

http://autoweek.com/article/car-life/left-lane-driving-just-dont-do-it

 

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2 hours ago, Valleygolfer said:

Were you in Massachusetts?

Long Island.

And I toggled my high beams too. 

Off-topic but I've been noticing people driving at night with their lights off more than a few times recently and I toggled my high beams at them - no frigging clue. People are dumb.

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51 minutes ago, nevets88 said:

Off-topic but I've been noticing people driving at night with their lights off more than a few times recently and I toggled my high beams at them - no frigging clue. People are dumb.

Driving is the most dangerous activity we do on a regular basis and people are complacent because we do it so much.

I saw a girl yesterday in my side mirror driving down the highway at 70mph with her eyes down towards her lap, presumably looking at her phone. If i had changed lanes in front of her, I'm not sure she would have noticed or been able to react in time.

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I look at people who drive slow in the left lane, continue to tailgate even when a safe opportunity to pass presents itself, leave their garbage for someone else to clean up, push their shopping cart to nearby parking space when there's a cart corral a few feet away...  and I wonder what it is that I do - and am totally clueless about - that's as inconsiderate to others.

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The left lane on crowded roads needs to be full to accommodate traffic.  The video mentioned it should be used only for passing.  Wrong.

With that if you are basically an obstruction to the speed of traffic in the left lane you are putting yourself and others in danger so don't do it.

Whats so interesting to me is how under lighter traffic conditions drivers travel in packs.  It's another bad move.

 

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I feel most people think to themselves "Hey, I am going X amount over the limit so people behind me can kiss my ass". Well, it doesn't really matter if you are doing the speed limit or 90mph. If people behind you want to pass by, MOVE OVER. I know in Wisconsin where I am from this was apparently never taught, along with using an actual turn signal. :-D

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23 minutes ago, TheArtfulDodger said:

I feel most people think to themselves "Hey, I am going X amount over the limit so people behind me can kiss my ass". Well, it doesn't really matter if you are doing the speed limit or 90mph. If people behind you want to pass by, MOVE OVER. I know in Wisconsin where I am from this was apparently never taught, along with using an actual turn signal. :-D

Michigan too...

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On 8/11/2017 at 5:08 AM, Valleygolfer said:

Were you in Massachusetts?

 

On 8/11/2017 at 8:05 AM, Valleygolfer said:

Mass has the "creepers," @boogielicious should know what I am talking about....

I'm waiting for @boogielicious to make a retort. Although, I have to admit that last month, when I went back, it really wasn't all that bad. @boogielicious must have gotten the word out to the locals to drive better to improve their reputations. :-D

Driving too slow in the left lane is actually illegal. The CHP generally gives them a "Blurggg" type of horn sound to get them to pull over to the slow lanes.

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