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TheMalcolmConnection 01-08-2010 11:46 AM

F...Left Lane Drivers
 
OK, we've had numerous generic threads about shitty drivers, but these assholes have recently become the bane of my existence.

They ABSOLUTELY cause every single clusterfuck on the road. I don't care if you are passing or you aren't. If there's no one in the right lane, GET OVER. Basically what happens is that some people who want to pass you will try on the right side and get on the ass of a person who rightfully can go slow on the right side and then cut off people in each lane.

Seriously, I think they are one of the biggest problems with traffic backup today. I live just off a decent interstate where you can drive fifty-five. Without fail EVERY MORNING some asshole has a line of about three people following each other in the left lane and typically room to go around in the right. There always seems to be someone driving as they should in the right, but going slower which is fine because the right lane is for that. So I'm going INSANE behind these people wishing they would get over, but nope. Instead, they just don't give a crap or are ignorant to what's going on around them and we end up getting backed up by about 20-30 cars.

Seriously, WTF?!?!?!?!?

Ruhskins 01-08-2010 11:55 AM

Re: F...Left Lane Drivers
 
I'm with you on this one. My rule is that if two or more cars are right behind you on the left lane, you're driving too slow and need to get the f out.

tryfuhl 01-08-2010 11:57 AM

Re: F...Left Lane Drivers
 
we've had a schneed sighting

ArtMonkDrillz 01-08-2010 12:01 PM

Re: F...Left Lane Drivers
 
I'll admit that I probably drive in the left lane more than I should, but if I'm in it and I see someone coming up fast behind me I'll get over as soon as I can. Likewise, if there aren't many other people on the road I'll do my best to stay out of the passing lane unless I'm doing just that.

Just yesterday I was driving home on I-95 just south of Baltimore and I'm cruising in the left lane going a little bit fast than the people on the right (I was probably going about 70 in a 65mph zone). There was a car about 100 yards ahead of me in the lane to my right going around 60, no one was in front of him and he wasn't be tailgated or anything like that but he suddenly decided to move to the left lane for no apparent reason. I had to hit the breaks pretty hard to avoid slamming into him.

If someone is driving in the left lane and they're going the speed limit and/or there are cars in front of them so they have no where to go I usually don't get too annoyed. But when they're in the left just putzing along I get pissed. I don't really think I'm an aggressive driver but sometimes I wish I had a cow-catcher or plow or something on the front of my car so that I could move this a-holes over. :rant:

724Skinsfan 01-08-2010 12:03 PM

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I try not to let anything bother me too much but this is one thing that I will launch a profanity laced tirade directed at left lane drivers. TMC, you're familiar with Roanoke. As you're heading down I-81, you need to to take the left lane exit (#143) onto I-581 towards Roanoke. We have these f-ing clowns that drive in the left lane at 59 mph from the 150 exit at Cloverdale where I get on. Then you have Tailgater Ted that thinks if he rides my ass way back here as the 5th or 6th car, the slow left lane driver will drive faster or get over. AAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!

CrazyCanuck 01-08-2010 12:10 PM

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AGREED.

I get serious road rage over bad drivers.

Send them up here to Montreal, the roads are crazy and we have plenty of maniacs to handle them.

A few days with people screaming at them in french combined with a million huge potholes and a back-ass highway/roadway system... not to mention the weather - they'll be running back to DC on their best behavior.

Mattyk 01-08-2010 12:14 PM

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It just seems no matter how fast you go in the left lane, there's always someone on your ass.

I recently gave up on the left lane. I've made an effort to keep my speed 70 or under, I was just curious to see how it would impact my MPG. I've seen an increase of nearly 3 MPG by driving 70 rather than 75 or 80. It's also less stressful to just hang in the middle lane.

tryfuhl 01-08-2010 12:28 PM

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[quote=724Skinsfan;652383]I try not to let anything bother me too much but this is one thing that I will launch a profanity laced tirade directed at left lane drivers. TMC, you're familiar with Roanoke. As you're heading down I-81, you need to to take the left lane exit (#143) onto I-581 towards Roanoke. We have these f-ing clowns that drive in the left lane at 59 mph from the 150 exit at Cloverdale where I get on. Then you have Tailgater Ted that thinks if he rides my ass way back here as the 5th or 6th car, the slow left lane driver will drive faster or get over. AAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!![/quote]

Oh god, I HATED driving in that area (was frequently out there for events, work, etc)... I know that exact exit and can back you up on that

TheMalcolmConnection 01-08-2010 01:05 PM

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[quote=724Skinsfan;652383]I try not to let anything bother me too much but this is one thing that I will launch a profanity laced tirade directed at left lane drivers. TMC, you're familiar with Roanoke. [I][B]As you're heading down I-81, you need to to take the left lane exit (#143) onto I-581 towards Roanoke. We have these f-ing clowns that drive in the left lane at 59 mph from the 150 exit at Cloverdale where I get on.[/B][/I] Then you have Tailgater Ted that thinks if he rides my ass way back here as the 5th or 6th car, the slow left lane driver will drive faster or get over. AAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!![/quote]

That is maybe my least favorite part of 81. I CANNOT stand that area. If it isn't idiots driving too slow, it's people who are like, "OH NO! I should have been in the left lane!" and they end up cutting almost everyone off.

TheMalcolmConnection 01-08-2010 01:07 PM

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Honestly, my road rage for these type of people has gotten to the insane point lately. It goes against all my morals and values but I followed one of these idiots into a gas station (getting gas, not just following) and I was closer than I've ever been to walking up to them and being like, "Seriously, let me give you an f-ing driving lession douchebag."

Now, I'm not a perfect driver by any means, but I think some people are so nonchalant about driving, they don't get in the right line unless they have a reason to, otherwise, they're like, "Why exert any more energy than I have to to move my steering wheel?"

FRPLG 01-08-2010 01:14 PM

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[quote=TheMalcolmConnection;652434]Honestly, my road rage for these type of people has gotten to the insane point lately. It goes against all my morals and values but I followed one of these idiots into a gas station (getting gas, not just following) and I was closer than I've ever been to walking up to them and being like, "Seriously, let me give you an f-ing driving lession douchebag."

Now, I'm not a perfect driver by any means, but I think some people are so nonchalant about driving, they don't get in the right line unless they have a reason to, otherwise, they're like, "Why exert any more energy than I have to to move my steering wheel?"[/quote]

What these people are is oblivious. They live in their little donkey-dick worlds where consideration for others around them is not important. It sounds so wrong but if someone is driving the speed limit in the left lane and backing up traffic I literally want to pull up next to them and bump them off the road. I know they're following the law and it's pretty unhealthy to think that way but their complete lack of attention to what is happening or complete lack of consideration about it is infuriating.

TheMalcolmConnection 01-08-2010 01:20 PM

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[quote=FRPLG;652440][I][B]What these people are is oblivious[/B][/I]. They live in their little donkey-dick worlds where consideration for others around them is not important. It sounds so wrong but if someone is driving the speed limit in the left lane and backing up traffic I literally want to pull up next to them and bump them off the road. I know they're following the law and it's pretty unhealthy to think that way but their complete lack of attention to what is happening or complete lack of consideration about it is infuriating.[/quote]

My wife says the same thing.

And your overall opinion is EXACTLY how I feel. I hate that something like this bothers me so much, but this behavior alone I think is the reason for a lot of road rage on the road. Say I'm just chilling in the right lane going 72ish like I do in a 65 and some jackass who is just driving in the left lane is barely passing me at 73, all these people want to get in the right lane and get on my ass. And THEY they get pissed at ME for not going faster so they can pass the person the left!!

TheMalcolmConnection 01-08-2010 01:25 PM

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[url=http://www.leftlanedrivers.org/]Left Lane Drivers Unite![/url]

Urge to kill... RISING.

Monkeydad 01-08-2010 02:56 PM

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[quote=TheMalcolmConnection;652446][URL="http://www.leftlanedrivers.org/"]Left Lane Drivers Unite![/URL]

Urge to kill... RISING.[/quote]
[IMG]http://www.leftlanedrivers.org/Images/yall_move.gif[/IMG]

TheMalcolmConnection 01-08-2010 03:33 PM

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I actually laughed at those stickers, but as soon as I read their whole idea behind them, my rage grew to new levels. Basically these people are assholes who think they speed limit doesn't apply to them and you better get over when they come blowing up your rear end.


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