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Old 07-17-2013, 04:23 AM   #1576
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I normally flash my hazards twice after I get around them. As in, trucker talk for "Thank You."

I passed a car a while back that had a decal on the left rear Window that said something like, "If I'm passing you on the right, you're in the wrong lane!"
I'm having one similar made to put on my car.
Problem is using flashers like that means "go time" for street racers. I've found putting on the right blinker to work better than headlight flash, flashers, or left turn signal.

I'd never put a sticker like that on my car because if I was ever involved in a "roadside conversation" it would call into question my "I've never done that before" negotiating position......
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:13 AM   #1577
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I'd never put a sticker like that on my car because if I was ever involved in a "roadside conversation" it would call into question my "I've never done that before" negotiating position......
Absolutely, you'll never see something like that on my car for just that reason.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:20 AM   #1578
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One of the articles linked (which was a rant against slow left lane drivers) I think inadvertently hit the nail on the head. It referred to the left lane as "The Fast Lane." This is the source of the problem. It doesn't matter how fast or slow your are going in the left lane. It is the passing lane, not the fast lane. Pass one car at a time, and then get back into the traffic lane.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:54 AM   #1579
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I think most refer to it as the "Fast Lane" due to all the "KEEP RIGHT EXCEPT TO PASS" signs.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:00 PM   #1580
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didn't need coffee this morning

Got tagged by a slow moving car cutting through two lanes of traffic at a right angle to get into my traffic free lane. It is the opening day of the Del Mar Races (horse) and it always brings everyone and their dog out, unfortunately right near where I live. Commuting by motorcycle during this time makes it a 20-25 min ride, by car it's an hour to an hour and twenty.

I didn't swerve enough to get out of the way in time so hit and the gas and he struck my rear Givi case on the left side, which was better than my leg or the handlebars I guess. I put the kickstand down, inspected my bike and started yelling at the guy to watch where he was going after I opened up his door.

He didn't give a crap and tried to blame me, of course, because everything is everyone else's fault in CA. There was no damage so I just dropped it and kept heading to work. I tried to think of what else I could of done to him on the rest of my ride, but couldn't really think of anything.

By the way: I am amazed at the durability of those Givi's: completely flexed and bowed in, and then bounced right back to normal with no damage. These are the cheap little top loaders too.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:02 PM   #1581
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One of the articles linked (which was a rant against slow left lane drivers) I think inadvertently hit the nail on the head. It referred to the left lane as "The Fast Lane." This is the source of the problem. It doesn't matter how fast or slow your are going in the left lane. It is the passing lane, not the fast lane. Pass one car at a time, and then get back into the traffic lane.
seattle drivers on the 405 treat it as the ONLY lane. even on off hours, you can find it at a near standstill. apparently, the collective interpretation is "the lane you drive in when your exit is further than the next"
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:27 PM   #1582
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seattle drivers on the 405 treat it as the ONLY lane. even on off hours, you can find it at a near standstill. apparently, the collective interpretation is "the lane you drive in when your exit is further than the next"
I see that happening around here sometimes too. Coming back from UW Hockey on Thurs PMs I play the 'how long can I keep the cruising control set at 65mph in the right lane before I have to move' game.

I typically get several miles as people move to the left 3 lanes and stay there.

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Old 07-17-2013, 08:01 PM   #1583
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Can someone please help me understand this?

Was he riding with his eyes closed or something?

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Old 07-17-2013, 08:41 PM   #1584
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In the youtube description he owns up to not paying attention and says he'll buy a car next. I'd say that's a prudent decision.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:51 PM   #1585
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Was he riding with his eyes closed or something?
I hate to do it but...

"He grabbed the front brake, went right over the bars."





I'll let somebody else add the obligatory, "shoulda laid 'er down instead."
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:59 PM   #1586
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I think most refer to it as the "Fast Lane" due to all the "KEEP RIGHT EXCEPT TO PASS" signs.

This would lead any thinking person to call it the PASSING LANE.

Reality is, people are stupid.

Sit in the left lane, pretend you're going fast, get overtaken on your right, deny reality.

Oh well; it ain't the Autobahn.

Pass the sheeple on the right.

Not the worst traffic infraction we commit, is it?
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:02 PM   #1587
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Here in Dallas, doing the speed limit will get you killed. We like our traffic to be bumper to bumper at 85 mph.

That said, I hang out in the left lane. I do about 80 most times, which is 20 over the speed limit. I do not feel even a little like I should have to slow down and move right so somebody can pass me doing 100.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:11 PM   #1588
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Was he riding with his eyes closed or something?
Shadow-of-the-cool-camera-on-his-helmet fixation.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:11 PM   #1589
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That said, I hang out in the left lane. I do about 80 most times, which is 20 over the speed limit. I do not feel even a little like I should have to slow down and move right so somebody can pass me doing 100.
And that guy who is doing 70 in the left lane probably feels the same way about you coming up behind him at 80.

Drive in the left lane all you want, but move over if you have someone behind you and nobody in front of you. Simple rule.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:30 PM   #1590
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And that guy who is doing 70 in the left lane probably feels the same way about you coming up behind him at 80.

Drive in the left lane all you want, but move over if you have someone behind you and nobody in front of you. Simple rule.
I'm sure he does. Not that I care.

It's more about the required 15 mph slowdown to move to the right.
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