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Drives me nuts.

By King Fish

August 1, 2007 12:21 PM | Link to this

I agree with the folks that plead for the slower traffic to keep right, but if I’m in the left lane doing well over the speed limit and you’re tailgateing me because you want to go 100 mph., I’m not moving right for anybody! ….go around.

By ED

August 1, 2007 3:06 PM | Link to this

Why, “King Fish?†It is more dangerous for everybody on the road for them to have to pass you on the right. Please do the right thing and reserve the left lane for passing. You are accomplishing nothing good by trying to impede traffic in the left lane, and you are making it more dangerous when the speeders have to go around you in the lane to the right. You are also making yourself a target for some psycho who has finally had enough of childish antics like yours. You should not be in the left lane at all unless you are passing
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Ya but my question is WTF did MARK say that [email protected]#$& everyone off so much. Its not posted so they must have taken it down. Anyone see it?

By Sierra

July 30, 2007 1:54 PM | Link to this

Mark What a stupid, racist, idiotic moron you are!!! Dude, what??! Traffic has not a DAMN thing any one minority group. Stupid must grow on trees in the ATL.

Un-freakin-believable.

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Every year, about 550 people are killed and another 68,000 are injured on roads in the 18 counties around metro Atlanta. Another 140,000 crashes result only in damage to vehicles. The cost to society, in terms of medical bills, lost productivity and congestion delay, caused by all these crashes is staggering, an estimated $4.7 billion annually. It’s also estimated that over 50% of all congestion in the Atlanta region is a direct result of crashes and the ensuing backups they create.â€
How many people are killed in non-suicide related firearms incidents each year in metro Atlanta?

If my guess is right, and it is less than those stated above, why is nobody screaming about car control?
 

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M249 said:
Every year, about 550 people are killed and another 68,000 are injured on roads in the 18 counties around metro Atlanta. Another 140,000 crashes result only in damage to vehicles. The cost to society, in terms of medical bills, lost productivity and congestion delay, caused by all these crashes is staggering, an estimated $4.7 billion annually. It’s also estimated that over 50% of all congestion in the Atlanta region is a direct result of crashes and the ensuing backups they create.â€
How many people are killed in non-suicide related firearms incidents each year in metro Atlanta?

If my guess is right, and it is less than those stated above, why is nobody screaming about car control?
Because car accidents have never hurt children, since they can't drive. Think of the children!
 

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I hate slow people in the left lane...I wish I could shoot out their tires.
 

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Rammstein said:
I hate slow people in the left lane...I wish I could shoot out their tires.
If you practice more you may be able to :shoot: :lol:
 

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I'll admit it. I drive fast. I'm not going to stop driving fast any time soon. Given that I am going to drive fast, the safest thing those being approached (and then being passed) can do is 1 don't be in the way and 2 don't dart into the way. The left lane should always be yielded to faster traffic. If you see it coming in time you (and I) should move out of the way, and don't get back over there until you are passing the car in front of you. But, please, do NOT dart in front of a passing car for any reason. It's up to the passing driver to find a safe way by. Let them.
 

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Rammstein said:
I hate slow people in the left lane...I wish I could shoot out their tires.
Why just the tires?

I think there should be a bounty on people driving slowly in the left lane. If they can't get out of the way quickly enough, it should be OK to shoot!

People who hog that lane are just being lazy, selfish and inconsiderate. They also slow down traffic and make driving more dangerous for everyone else.

By driving in that lane at the speed which is comfortable for them, they don't have to be concerned about people slowing them down. If a driver wants to do 65 or 70 in the right lanes around here, there will almost always be someone in front doing 64 or 69. However, that doesn't happen in the left lane. Ergo, it's a more convenient and comfortable place to drive. Especially, if your convenience and comfort are more important to you than showing courtesy and consideration to everyone else.

Like I said....... a bounty on them!!!

What I find irritating almost as much as people driving too slowly in the left lane are those who are there only for passing, but with cruise control set. If they're passing a slightly slower vehicle, it can take a while and can stack up several vehicles behind them. Apparently, these people don't understand they can step on the gas pedal and pass a little more quickly, thereby freeing up the left lane.

Arghh!!!!!!!! People!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I pretty much agree.

My only exceptions: If I am on a multi-laned interstate (like I-75, etc) and I'm in one of the middle lanes (ie - there are lanes to both my left AND right), then you can bloody well go around me. You have plenty of choice.

Also...the HOV lane does not stand for "High Octane Vehicle". It is NOT the "fast lane". And no, I will not move over if we are in the HOV lane and you think you are Dale Earnhart... 8)
 

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They need to post signs that say, "drive with the flow of traffic". Then they can ticket slow drivers holding up traffic and speeders who think that sign means drive as fast as you want. Before any legaleez guys are going to argue this point let me go ahead and say that we already DO drive with the flow of traffic. Anybody ever go 55 mph on I285... ever? So if the GSP could ticket the slow drivers (not just under 45 mph but those not keeping up with everyone else) as well as the speeders then it would make the roads that much more safer and efficient. Just my :2cents:
 

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blind_shake said:
Anybody ever go 55 mph on I285... ever?
You'd need a spiritual medium to get a "yes" answer to this.
 

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budder said:
Because car accidents have never hurt children, since they can't drive. Think of the children!
Children can't carry guns either.

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Macktee said:
Rammstein said:
I hate slow people in the left lane...I wish I could shoot out their tires.
Why just the tires?

I think there should be a bounty on people driving slowly in the left lane. If they can't get out of the way quickly enough, it should be OK to shoot!

People who hog that lane are just being lazy, selfish and inconsiderate. They also slow down traffic and make driving more dangerous for everyone else.

By driving in that lane at the speed which is comfortable for them, they don't have to be concerned about people slowing them down. If a driver wants to do 65 or 70 in the right lanes around here, there will almost always be someone in front doing 64 or 69. However, that doesn't happen in the left lane. Ergo, it's a more convenient and comfortable place to drive. Especially, if your convenience and comfort are more important to you than showing courtesy and consideration to everyone else.

Like I said....... a bounty on them!!!

What I find irritating almost as much as people driving too slowly in the left lane are those who are there only for passing, but with cruise control set. If they're passing a slightly slower vehicle, it can take a while and can stack up several vehicles behind them. Apparently, these people don't understand they can step on the gas pedal and pass a little more quickly, thereby freeing up the left lane.

Arghh!!!!!!!! People!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry my car is slow and 18 years old. :shock: I usually just don't get over there in the first place. If I end up being late, it's because I didn't leave early enough usually.

200 miles @ 80 mph takes 2 hours 30 minutes

200 miles @ 70 mph takes 2 hours 52 minutes

I'll just leave 25 minutes earlier. The shorter the trip, the smaller the difference in time compared to the difference in speed is. Not to mention gas usage. 38 MPG on a longer trip (~325 miles) averaging about 72.

Everyone else can do what they want.

Fly by me if you want. I'll just see you in 20 minutes, or at the next traffic jam, whichever comes first. Usually the latter. :D
 

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blind_shake said:
They need to post signs that say, "drive with the flow of traffic". Then they can ticket slow drivers holding up traffic and speeders who think that sign means drive as fast as you want. Before any legaleez guys are going to argue this point let me go ahead and say that we already DO drive with the flow of traffic. Anybody ever go 55 mph on I285... ever? So if the GSP could ticket the slow drivers (not just under 45 mph but those not keeping up with everyone else) as well as the speeders then it would make the roads that much more safer and efficient. Just my :2cents:
If my wife is either in the car or driving, we will be going no faster than 55!!! :cry:
 

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blind_shake said:
Anybody ever go 55 mph on I285... ever?
Yes, whenever I'm on it. I lived in Atlanta for 5 years going to Tech, and always drove 55 on the interstates inside the perimeter. Why? Because it's the law. And yes, I had several unpleasant experiences with people driving dangerously around me or getting mad about my speed. Can't say I felt bad about it, given I was obeying the law, and there were plenty of other lanes (to the left of me) for them to be in if they wanted to break it.

I fail to understand why people think it's okay to drive over the speed limit at whatever speed they choose.

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Mafuta54 said:
blind_shake said:
They need to post signs that say, "drive with the flow of traffic". Then they can ticket slow drivers holding up traffic and speeders who think that sign means drive as fast as you want. Before any legaleez guys are going to argue this point let me go ahead and say that we already DO drive with the flow of traffic. Anybody ever go 55 mph on I285... ever? So if the GSP could ticket the slow drivers (not just under 45 mph but those not keeping up with everyone else) as well as the speeders then it would make the roads that much more safer and efficient. Just my :2cents:
If my wife is either in the car or driving, we will be going no faster than 55!!! :cry:
I usually drive no faster than 10mph over the posted limit on the interstate!
 

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Mafuta54 said:
I usually drive no faster than 10mph over the posted limit on the interstate!
That's my rule of thumb in most cases. I made the trip from Baltimore to Atlanta in 9.5 hours overnight doing 10 over and stopping only once for gas and food.
 

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wsweeks2 said:
budder said:
Because car accidents have never hurt children, since they can't drive. Think of the children!
Children can't carry guns either.

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:roll: Logic has no place in this discussion. :roll:

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I've often gone 55 on 285. Half the time I'm on it, I'm probably not averaging more than 15 :(
 
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