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Old 01/09/2008, 06:12 PM
Coral Dilema Coral Dilema is offline
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Hopefully this will spread

All I can say is ITS ABOUT TIME! and I hope that it spreads out towards North Carolina. I Have personally seen firetrucks and ambulances have to come to a complete STOP at a redlight, with sirens blaring, flashers going and standing on the horn because some idiot in front of them wouldnt get out of the way. I also had to deal with a jerk running 10 MPH below the speed limit, right beside another idiot running 10 MPH below the speed limit and I was stuck behind them and they wouldnt get out of the way and let me go, while I was on the way to the hospital with my wife who was IN LABOR. I hope they start writing the tickets soon and show no mercy on people who refuse to yield the lane to faster traffic. Slower traffic keep right, its the law of the road, not just on hills and not just for 18-wheelers.

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Old 01/09/2008, 06:27 PM
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Of course, it is equally important to mention that the left lane is not a "fast lane". In other words, the speed limit still applies.

I see a LOT of that in Texas with my job. I wish Texas would enact a law like that one.
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Old 01/09/2008, 07:00 PM
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my hubby is a paramedic/firefighter and we have that law here however, he still has the same problem because it is difficult to enforce during an emergency.
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Old 01/09/2008, 07:04 PM
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This hole of a state has that law but it dosent matter if it isnt enforced.
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Old 01/09/2008, 07:15 PM
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Washington has a lot of 2 lane roads. There is a law against obstructing more than 5 other cars. Unfortunately it is not often enough enforced.

When we had such an emergency, my dad turned on the lights and laid on the horn for 50 miles without let-up, and passed in really scary circumstances...it was spectacular. Did we ever meet a cop to give us some help?
Nope.

I will hand Texas this one: it is the local custom to pull onto the shoulder to allow a car to pass, and it is done routinely and gracefully, with little loss of speed, just a friendly thank-you wave is expected. Texas maintains shoulders that allow this safely.

It is a custom I think should spread nationally. Here in WA some drivers do it in the rural areas, but not enough. I will also move over with one tire over the shoulder-line to indicate to another car that I will accommodate his going around, including speed adjustment in a bad stretch. Some understand how to do that. Some are blithering idiots.
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Old 01/09/2008, 08:17 PM
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Well, where I grew up, if you were driving down the road and you saw a funeral procession coming your way, you would STOP in the road and wait for them to pass before continuing. Remember that if your out in the country in West Virginia and you see a funeral procession coming your way, you better stop or your gonna rearend someone who did. Just a little bit of country respect for the deceased.
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