- Oct 5, 2016
What I see being described by idleprocess is neither overtaking nor passing, but what I call "leftlaning." Leftlaners only drive in the left lane. It is a cancer in rural areas, and I believe bykfixer can attest that it has metastasized even on the Interstates in Virginia, especially on the I-64 corridor between Williamsburg and Richmond, where one will experience parades of cars bumper to bumper in the left lane regardless of and in spite of the fact that the right lane is entirely empty, sometimes for miles. Out my way on Route 17, the sickness is maddening. And one can only come to one conclusion here: rednecks don't know the finer points of traffic rules, that the left lane is for passing. They just like to drive there, and when questioned about it invariably the explanation is, "that's just how we do it in the country." But it is instead entitlement: "me first! No one passes me. I'm going fast enough, there's no reason for it."
Leftlaners cause traffic. KEEP RIGHT.
I get the whole, move to the right unless you're overtaking, thing. But its not that simple. Say you're cruising in the left lane and someone is riding your *** so you move over. The guy that passed made it only a couple of feet before riding someone els'es ***.
Moving over when all lanes are used and has alot of traffic is pointless. You should only not be in the left lane when there is very little traffic. The whole notion that one should move over to speeders is a farce.