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#35 of 44 Re: What's your driving style? [euphonium]
Nov 05, 2007 (2:53 pm)
No worries...you can continue to enforce your will on the left lane, as you have been deputized, long ago. You pay taxes on the whole road, so you can use it all It's no skin off my back to pass on the right...and I am certain you do not accelerate when passed, so it all works out - just one more pylon dodged.
#36 of 44 Re: What's your driving style? [fintail]
Nov 05, 2007 (6:42 pm)
I just HATE it when slow cars clutter up the right lane. It is so much easier for me to cruise past the knots of traffic in the middle and left lanes, when the leave they "slow" lane vacant.
By the way, let's not go down road to LLC discussion again. Those so inclined can just search the "Inconsiderate Drivers" thread. Euphonium is just baiting us.
#37 of 44 Re: What's your driving style? [oregonboy]
Nov 05, 2007 (10:34 pm)
I notice that same thing, especially north of Seattle - the middle lane is often the most efficient, free from both LLCs and slowpokes who dare drive where they belong.
#38 of 44 Left, right, middle, what does it matter?
Nov 06, 2007 (7:26 am)
I always say that I may be slow but I usually get to my destination before others who may pass me enroute. I stay in the right lanes while on cruise control(when I can) but in my travels from Seattle to Boise, I usually only stop once for 10 minutes or less for fuel or potty break. Same is true from Seattle to Medford, Or., usually one stop and back on the road. I drive from Seattle to Bozeman, Mt with usually one stop.
I have had a car pass me and find it stopped by the state patrol only to have the same car pass me and find it pulled over by the state patrol a second time a few hundred miles up the freeway. That was east of Boise on the way to SLC a few years back.
Then remember a few years ago when I-84 east of Boise required truckers to drive in the left lane for miles because of the condition of the freeway. I don't usually pass on the right but we all did before they re-worked I-84.
You just have to "go with the flow".
Tomorrow, I leave Seattle for Grants Pass, Or., and I only plan to stop in Albany on the way there. I'll be the one on cruise control in the lane I need to be in to keep it on cruise(always trying to stay in the rightmost lanes).
#39 of 44 Re: Left, right, middle, what does it matter? [topsea]
Nov 06, 2007 (8:07 am)
I too tend to do that on trips of some length: set the cruise on the speed limit and get in the rightmost lane.
It used to be that I would be the slowest one out there except for the occasional truck (most of the trucks exceed the speed limit) that I would accelerate to go around.
But since the gas prices have gone up the last year or two, I have been amazed to find a great many people that cruise below the speed limit now. I wonder if they have made the connection between speed and gas consumption and just want to save a few bucks. But whatever, I am still the one cruising on the right at the speed limit, I just have to pass people a lot more now.
#40 of 44 Re: Left, right, middle, what does it matter? [nippononly]
Nov 08, 2007 (2:26 pm)
For years when I had my SUV I tended to drive much like you do. I hit cruise and got in the right lane or maybe the middle lane I just enjoyed the ride. When sold the SUV and got my Saturns I started driving a bit more agressively and by the time I got the ZTS and the PT I may have been far too sporty for my own good. Not so bad as to get a ticket but I can remember driving to Fort Hood in the PT and sitting on 90 following three or four big trucks for about 150 miles straight.
Now I got rid of the PT and the ZTS and I am back to driving my truck more like you do. Even in the Pontiac I tend to find a comfortable speed and sit there till I get to where I am going.
To answer the question as to what kind of driver I am today I would have to say one that simply drives to get to where I am going so I can see or do what I want to see and do. Driving is a means to an end I guess.
#41 of 44 Re: Left, right, middle, what does it matter? [boaz47]
Nov 09, 2007 (12:10 am)
Don't give up, boaz4!!!!!! Driving is a means to an end?? Then ride the bus!!! You can still have fun driving without going 90. Set the cruise control. Find some curvy roads.
Jun 15, 2008 (2:41 pm)
I won't comment on my own driving, but...and it is a big butt, what kind of driver is Kobe Bryant? Our man, anyone ever encountered this hellion out on the streets of L.A.? I would guess that he's a tail-gatin' man, impatiently waiting for the chance to spring a sharp move on the Lexus in front of him.
#44 of 44 Re: What Type of Driver Are You? [blacktalon]
Jul 01, 2008 (5:15 pm)
I'm most definitely an enthusiast driver! I loved to go for rides in the car when I was a little kid, and the last couple of years before I was old enough to get my liscense about killed me. There are very few things that I enjoy more than driving, except when I'm stuck in a traffic jam when trying to get to work on time. Friends know, if they need someone to drive up somewhere with to pick up a car, or take someone to the airport, I'm the one who almost always says yes, as long as I am the one to drive! I've driven mostly Muscle, Pony, and pickups. A great trip for me is to drive across the US, by myself, taking weird routes, not going on the interstates. I've done it a few times, and always enjoy it. A friend went with me once, and he about lost his mind. He ended up buying Benadryl to put him to sleep, to make the time pass. I met another friend in one town, and just left him in the car, asleep in the back, parked in a mall parking lot. He woke up all alone, didn't see the note I left, and panicked when I didn't come back in a little while. If he had seen the note, he would have been able to call me at my friend's house and gotten picked up. He missed some of the most amazing steaks and homemade french fries I ever had. He got Hardees instead!