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Old 01-10-2018, 05:33 PM   #1
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Just because you're doing 75 doesn't mean you should cruise in the left lane dammit! Get over when you see a truck coming up behind you. I'm convinced slow drivers cause more accidents than us speeders. Because everyone is trying to get around your slow butt!! Ok, I'm done. Carry on
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:36 PM   #2
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Preaching to the choir.


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Old 01-10-2018, 05:39 PM   #3
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Ohh yeah, front row seat for this one!




And yes I agree, get over!!!
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:39 PM   #4
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:39 PM   #5
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:40 PM   #6
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I think it's new Texans - I've traveled the country and in southern states this is common knowledge but up north not so much!
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:41 PM   #7
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What’s the hurry? Life’s to short just cruise.
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:42 PM   #8
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If they are moving faster than the normal flow of traffic that's where they should be. Most highways 75 puts them passing most drivers. If you want to be honest distracted drivers cause the most accidents followed close by impatient drivers that do not keep a safe distance to car in front of them.
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:43 PM   #9
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That is not even close to being the big problem. Let me lay it out. Two semis driving in the right lane, truck one going 70, truck 2 going 71. Well truck 2 is not going to put up with this so he takes to the passing lane. Several minutes later he finally gets around and gives you the lane. It happens so many times on I10, I think it needs a new definition in Websters, because you are not getting around.
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:45 PM   #10
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Ohh yeah, front row seat for this one!




And yes I agree, get over!!!

word....

I see SoloCam Aggie is from Bastrop so he can probably relate.....that stretch of Hwy 71 between Austin to Bastrop has to be the worst ever! someone is ALWAYS driving 55 in the left hand lane backing up traffic for miles....ARGGGG!!!!

rant over too.....
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:45 PM   #11
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Life is too short to worry about this, chill.
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:47 PM   #12
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Whatís the hurry? Lifeís to short just cruise.
Yep. I don't ride in the left lane but when I'm there passing somebody else and you ride my bumper cause you want to do 90 then guess what that makes me do
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:50 PM   #13
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This again? Remember, if you drive like hell you'll get there fast.
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:53 PM   #14
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All I ask is go the speed limit at a minimum
But if I'm going 80 and an idiot get on my rear end...he's going to have to find a better way around me
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:54 PM   #15
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That is not even close to being the big problem. Let me lay it out. Two semis driving in the right lane, truck one going 70, truck 2 going 71. Well truck 2 is not going to put up with this so he takes to the passing lane. Several minutes later he finally gets around and gives you the lane. It happens so many times on I10, I think it needs a new definition in Websters, because you are not getting around.
Wait a minute, you got one part wrong, (Several minutes) more like 5 to 8 minutes. I hate this the most as well.
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:56 PM   #16
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word....

I see SoloCam Aggie is from Bastrop so he can probably relate.....that stretch of Hwy 71 between Austin to Bastrop has to be the worst ever! someone is ALWAYS driving 55 in the left hand lane backing up traffic for miles....ARGGGG!!!!

rant over too.....
Yes!! Its terrible! I've had to consult Jesus a few times on that stretch.

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Old 01-10-2018, 05:56 PM   #17
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You must drive one of them 10" lift city trucks, with a 100 inch light bar. It will be ok.
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:57 PM   #18
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Left lane is for passing, Texas state law.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:04 PM   #19
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In Wilson county they are too busy texting to look at the speed limit
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:04 PM   #20
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Left lane is for passing, Texas state law.
This! All i ask
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:04 PM   #21
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:11 PM   #22
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That is not even close to being the big problem. Let me lay it out. Two semis driving in the right lane, truck one going 70, truck 2 going 71. Well truck 2 is not going to put up with this so he takes to the passing lane. Several minutes later he finally gets around and gives you the lane. It happens so many times on I10, I think it needs a new definition in Websters, because you are not getting around.
X3 on this one. I hate this more than anything. They either need to bump their cruise a mile or two lower or step on it when they hit the left lane.

I grow tired of slow left lane drivers. With that said, if I'm doing 10 over the speed limit trying to pass some cars, get off my arse.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:18 PM   #23
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Yep if you’re going the speed limit stay in the right lane unless passing someone else. ****** me off people just cruising along side by side blocking the road.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:19 PM   #24
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That is not even close to being the big problem. Let me lay it out. Two semis driving in the right lane, truck one going 70, truck 2 going 71. Well truck 2 is not going to put up with this so he takes to the passing lane. Several minutes later he finally gets around and gives you the lane. It happens so many times on I10, I think it needs a new definition in Websters, because you are not getting around.
This too
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:20 PM   #25
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I love it when I am cruising 5 miles over the limit and you run up behind me like you are headed to a fire. I pull over to let you by and you decide you are not in as much of a hurry as you were, and I end up getting stuck behind some blue haired little lady in the right lane because it takes you and your little convoy ten minutes to pass.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:22 PM   #26
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Ohio used to have the same thing in that no one drove in the passing lane more than a mile or you WOULD get a ticket. $200! Ask me how I know. Fall out to pass someone, you best be back in the right lane to travel. If I am in the process of passing don't get on my b-u-t-t!
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:26 PM   #27
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I love it when I am cruising 5 miles over the limit and you run up behind me like you are headed to a fire. I pull over to let you by and you decide you are not in as much of a hurry as you were, and I end up getting stuck behind some blue haired little lady in the right lane because it takes you and your little convoy ten minutes to pass.
This! I'll gladly get out of your way. Why must you pull up beside me and drive right in my blind spot?
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:26 PM   #28
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It can be frustrating.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:28 PM   #29
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Don't come thru Goldthwaite. I'm always getting the sign I'm number 1.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:32 PM   #30
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All I ask is go the speed limit at a minimum
But if I'm going 80 and an idiot get on my rear end...he's going to have to find a better way around me
If Iím going 100 mph and someone comes up on me, Iím moving over. Itís common courtesy.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:35 PM   #31
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Agreed

Lots of common sense driving has left this world lol

Yield signs might as well be long division signs for some
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:50 PM   #32
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Try these two lane roads in South Texas. Speed limit 75, people going 55-60 until passing lanes, then they fly, then right back to creeping along with me stuck behind them.
Or the idiots that pull out in front of me, when there isn't a car to be seen behind me.


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Old 01-10-2018, 06:55 PM   #33
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Man... I both relate and despise myself for how freaking angry I get. It's a crying shame that I can't even control my anger over someone who happens to be enjoying their day and driving a little slower than me.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:01 PM   #34
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I'm driving down 37 to San Antonio in the left lane for some reason going over 75. Look back and see a sports car bearing down on me. I pull over and he goes by me like a rocket. I think to myself, I hope you get a ticket. Sure nuff 10 miles down the road he's pulled over. I honk at him as I go by. Have a nice day.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:02 PM   #35
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Man... I both relate and despise myself for how freaking angry I get. It's a crying shame that I can't even control my anger over someone who happens to be enjoying their day and driving a little slower than me.
Ya, unfortunately a thread like this just brings up bad feelings. Either people are mad because they want to be a "speeder".....illegal.....and are trying to run up peoples rearends and then you have the person driving slow in the left lane.......illegal......slowing down the traffic and getting mad at the speeder. Idiot speeders and idiot slow drivers....Wish we could all get along. LOL
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All I ask is go the speed limit at a minimum
But if I'm going 80 and an idiot get on my rear end...he's going to have to find a better way around me
Bingo. And it all depends how they ride up on me. If they come flying up on my *** expecting me to get over, good luck with that ! If they come up behind me and slow down a reasonable distance behind me, then sure, I'll get over.

Unfortunately, the predominant attitude seems to be , "just run up on their *** and they'll move over".

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Old 01-10-2018, 07:08 PM   #37
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That is not even close to being the big problem. Let me lay it out. Two semis driving in the right lane, truck one going 70, truck 2 going 71. Well truck 2 is not going to put up with this so he takes to the passing lane. Several minutes later he finally gets around and gives you the lane. It happens so many times on I10, I think it needs a new definition in Websters, because you are not getting around.
Pass them on the right.

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Old 01-10-2018, 07:09 PM   #38
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:18 PM   #39
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I've been told that I drive slow. Yep, slower than most I suppose...but I stay in the right lane unless I am passing someone. Yes Glen...it happens
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I don't understand why some folks think they are above the law, and speed. The law is for everybody, not a select few.

Imagine what would happen if we did away with all speed limits, in all places.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:26 PM   #41
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If Iím going 100 mph and someone comes up on me, Iím moving over. Itís common courtesy.
I don't think courtesy has anything to do with allowing someone driving 30 over the limit passed you. If it did I guess you would ease over to let a guy driving 70 through your neighborhood
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:28 PM   #42
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Get right on my bumper and I get a nice warm feeling and punch the accelerator so I can get the ticket first......oh wait, that's not what I do.......this morning prime example, driving on I-35 N. of Ft. Worth, in the left lane because I'm going faster than right lane and passing, truck doing 90 or so rides up fast and on my butt.......I set cruise control....still passing cars on the right.....
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:28 PM   #43
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By the way, If you brake check someone and they hit you, you very well might be charged with assault with a deadly weapon. I saw that happen this week.

So don't be brake checkin people
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If Iím going 100 mph and someone comes up on me, Iím moving over. Itís common courtesy.
yep, im a fast driver but there is always someone faster. If i see them coming I move over. And your right it is common courtesy.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:39 PM   #46
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Fly wise. Not sure where this was. Nowhere does it state it illegal. I worked Highway for years and we just write person for "fail to control speed". Person in front hit breaks and person behind failed to control
Speed and ran into back of vehicle. And we pull phones when there is a serious injury or
Death and charge people who were on phone criminally which most in Texas don't.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:45 PM   #47
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Fly wise. Not sure where this was. Nowhere does it state it illegal. I worked Highway for years and we just write person for "fail to control speed". Person in front hit breaks and person behind failed to control
Speed and ran into back of vehicle. And we pull phones when there is a serious injury or
Death and charge people who were on phone criminally which most in Texas don't.
Witness said driver was obviously ticked off the car in front would not speed up ( 40 mph zone ) so givin the chance to pass they passed and moved in front of slower car ( actually Going the limit ) and slammed on her brakes causing slower truck to hit her. Driver of slower truck had shoulder pain from seat belt, a hole driver arrested and charged.
This same thing happened to me 30 years ago and the lady we hit got a ticket. All rear end collisions are not the fault of the driver who hit the other vehicle
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:47 PM   #48
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Grinds my gears man!!

Yes, you may be going “faster” than the speed limit but you’re not going “as fast” as me... SO MOVE OVER!!! Or I’ll pass you to the right.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:49 PM   #49
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I love cruising the left lane at 75 because guess what? Yup thatís right itís the speed LIMIT meaning the fastest LEGAL speed you can travel on a particular road! Why should a law abiding citizen have to move out of the way so you can break the law? The signs that say speed limit arenít a suggestion itís the law.

Iím sure yíall will flame me over this.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:51 PM   #50
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Ohio used to have the same thing in that no one drove in the passing lane more than a mile or you WOULD get a ticket.
You will get pulled over on Hwy 96 between Buna and Silsbee for riding in the left lane. I see it every week.

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Glen, I know you have a lot of experience in this field but we had a local accident on Hwy 69/73 in Port Arthur(between the cloverleaf & Academy) a year or two ago along these lines. A lady got really ****** and locked them up on the Highway resulting in a pileup with a fatality. It may have been an Entergy truck perhaps? She was charged with negligent homicide if I remember correctly?
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