Last post on Dec 10, 2013 at 7:48 PM
You are in the Automotive News & Views
What is this discussion about?
#21332 of 22407 Re: Don't wanna slow down? [xwesx]
Jan 26, 2013 (6:35 am)
> so I pulled in front, then let off the accelerator, wondering at what speed he would decide to switch lanes and go around (traffic was relatively light, but there were a few vehicles stacked up behind him). I was down to about 45
I assume the speed limit was 65? So slowing down to 45 made a new LLC'er. Did that prove anything?
If you were able to easily pass the person, they didn't speed up to keep you from pulling back into your lane apparently, which is the left lane, were they the LLC in the end or was the car going 45 in the left lane the LLC?
. Why not merrily go on your way, in the left lane, rather than the right if you please, and have a good day?
#21333 of 22407 Re: Don't wanna slow down? [xwesx]
Jan 26, 2013 (7:28 am)
He'd probably react like you were speaking Greek if you told him the idea of "keep right except to pass" - I think some chronic clueless LLCing traditionalists might think it is some kind of socialist pinko nonsense.
I like doing the opposite - when a dope speeds up while I am passing, I will keep speeding up to see how far they will take it.
#21334 of 22407 LLC & MLC roadway behavior
Jan 26, 2013 (8:34 am)
over the million miles or so, it's possible to do detailed psychological studies of the LLC, by out-LLCing/MLCing them verrrrry slowly and gradually...
results were as follows:
- 99.4% of MLCs *will pass* on the left, or rarely on the right, when they find themselves out-MLC'd. half the time they are female, half the time male.
- 99.997% of when an LLC is out-LLC'd, he will *slow down arbitrarily to any speed whatsoever* in order to stay in the left lane rather than moving right. These most-typical LLCs will only move right just before they take an exit. another observation: LLCs always seem to be male!
#21335 of 22407 Re: . [xwesx]
Jan 26, 2013 (10:09 am)
Passing on the shoulder of a two-lane road isn't illegal? News to me. At the least, it's unsafe... with snowbanks sticking out into the shoulder in this case, meaning there's barely enough room for the passing vehicle to squeeze by--if I didn't have a compact, there wouldn't have been enough room.
This was a 30 mph road. What's the harm of waiting for the turning car to turn, vs. trying to squeeze by on the constricted shoulder of the road?
#21336 of 22407 Re: LLC & MLC roadway behavior [elias]
Jan 26, 2013 (10:44 am)
" LLCs always seem to be male!"
That matches my experience.
#21337 of 22407 Re: not the papers, in the papers [imidazol97]
Jan 27, 2013 (8:39 am)
ahh the big dots lol. we have them here on the east coast too. on route 42 in delaware funny thing is theyre on a 2 lane road with a 55mph posted speed limit with a huge sign with a picture of a cars rear end and 3 big dots behind it.
saying you must have this many dots between you and the car in front, yeah like people read signs between using their cell phone, ipod etc. what will they think of next.. maybe well be like the europeans with the tone beeping when you get too close or the car automatically keeping distance....the hits just keep on comin...lol
#21338 of 22407 Re: not the papers, in the papers [fordf8502014]
Jan 27, 2013 (10:56 am)
WA state tried the "dots" idea a few years ago - it was phased out quickly, as it was discovered bottlenecks were being created by slow drivers putting all their attention into counting dots rather than paying attention to the road. Such a goofy idea.
#21339 of 22407 Re: LLC & MLC roadway behavior [elias]
Jan 27, 2013 (11:51 am)
LLCs always seem to be male
Not here. Women LLCers have a slight majority on the roads here.
I figure it's probably something to do with the fact that LLCing is a passive-aggressive sort of behavior.
#21340 of 22407 When approaching a LLC
Jan 27, 2013 (1:20 pm)
pass her on the Right - if you can.
#21341 of 22407 Re: Don't wanna slow down? [xwesx]
Jan 27, 2013 (2:11 pm)
Your LLC - My guess, he was going to turn left. Probably 5 or 6 miles down the road, but he got in the left lane because he was going to be turning left. No matter that he violated the 'keep right except to pass' rule, or the traffic was light and he could easily get into the left lane when he actually came close to his turn, in his mind he was going to be turning left, so he posted his vehicle in the left lane.
I've kept people in sight, ones running at the speed limit in the left lane, several time while going north out of my town. About 6 miles up the road is a cross road that leads to a small town and out into the country with several homes, and this is where they make their turn. After camping in the left lane for 5 or more miles.
Or, he was of the opinion that if he was going the speed limit, it made no matter which lane, left or right, he drove in. And even if there was traffic and he was impeading 'speeders' in the left lane, he did not need to move right. I think he has left about a year ago, but there was a poster in here (don't remember his nam) that defended his right to do this to the limit. Whick led to long series of postings with various people 'again' him, but never shaking his opinion.