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Old July 27th, 2007, 05:13 AM   #41
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I know, it sucks! Luckily here in Europe I haven't encountered it as much as in the US, but you can find asses who don't wanna move here as well..

About multi-lane arterial roads, it's funny, but here in Slovenia at least, keeping to the right is only obligatory and recommended on motorways and expressways, but not on avenues in cities, where you can drive on whichever lane you prefer, but that means you can also overtake on the right. I'm not sure why that's the case, but I guess it may be cuz of the fact that we don't have that much avenues to begin with..
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Old July 27th, 2007, 06:36 AM   #42
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What is it with the left lane that makes drivers lose logic?
I'd say lack of proper driving education? That would be the cause to begin with. Then, there is a total lack of left lane enforcement. Finally, there is no peer pressure on left-lane hogs because Americans consider light flashing and/or honking to be an overkill, so most of the time they just tailgate slow drivers hoping to force them to the right.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 08:14 AM   #43
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In Minnesota there is no "left lane passing only" law.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 02:55 PM   #44
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It's shocking here in Perth, even big slow trucks will hog the passing lane on the freeway, seemingly oblivious to the fact that there is a queue behind them crawling along at 90-95km/h.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 03:44 PM   #45
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in Croatia we mostly don't have that problem since motorway interceptors are present. anyway, it is still very possible to see some people who think that motorway is their and they are doing more then 160 in passing lane.
also, when traffic at motorway is high, everyone goes to left (fast) lane instead of slowing down for few km/h
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Old July 27th, 2007, 09:42 PM   #46
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It's a real problem here in Spain. In fact, traffic authorities broadcast radio advertisements about it.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 12:35 AM   #47
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In what?Slow drivers hogging up or too many drivers at the left lane?At least you guys are doing something about it.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 02:36 AM   #48
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Yes. It truly is a bitch.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 02:48 AM   #49
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It's a real problem here in Spain. In fact, traffic authorities broadcast radio advertisements about it.
I wish they'd do that here in the United States. Instead of stupid "buckle up" billboards they should post "Get out of the ******* LEFT LANE" billboards. Also why do people drive so slow in the freeways here in my city of Austin. It's the slow drivers that **** things up for the rest of the highway. You can easily force 1000 cars to slow down because you slowed down but there is no way to speed up 1000 cars in front of you.

I want to get an extremely loud horn to put on my car so people can hear it on the freeway. I want it to be as loud as a freight train locomotive horn.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 04:33 AM   #50
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I thought people in Texas drive fast? MD drivers are slow(and the same can be said for NE drivers too).
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Old July 28th, 2007, 05:08 AM   #51
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should post "Get out of the ******* LEFT LANE" billboards.
Signs do say "KEEP RIGHT EXCEPT PASS" in the US.
But without authority enforcement like seat belt rules, it really doesn't mean anything.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 07:03 AM   #52
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problem isn't really that big here in Ontario.

Americans are brutal for it, along with their lack of signalling while changing lanes.

Heck, most people around here signal in parking lots.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 05:40 PM   #53
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The Netherlands doesnt really have that problem. We are always stuck in traffic that we cant even exercise that "right"
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Old July 28th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #54
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interesting, Spaniards are complaining about driving in left lane, but while i was in Spain, right and middle lanes were mostly full, and left not. interesting. mayba Catalans are driving better
and while my friend from Barcelona was here at my place, she asked me why was i driving in middle lane when right was empty interesting
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Old July 28th, 2007, 08:23 PM   #55
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interesting, Spaniards are complaining about driving in left lane, but while i was in Spain, right and middle lanes were mostly full, and left not. interesting. mayba Catalans are driving better
and while my friend from Barcelona was here at my place, she asked me why was i driving in middle lane when right was empty interesting
Well, the problem is when a truck driver overtakes another truck at 110 km/h in a two lane (2x2) motorway. I can't remember exactly what the advert said, but it was something like this: "you will create a traffic jam if you drive too slowly on the left lane". So I suppose the advert was made for truck drivers.

And yes, we drive better in the north of Spain, not only Catalans
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Old July 28th, 2007, 08:25 PM   #56
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trucks drive 110km/h in Spain?!
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Old July 28th, 2007, 08:32 PM   #57
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trucks drive 110km/h in Spain?!
130 in Croatia

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Old July 28th, 2007, 08:33 PM   #58
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trucks drive 110km/h in Spain?!
I meant, if a truck drives at 95 km/h the other one overtakes at a slightly faster speed. So both trucks are almost parallel during hundreds of meters. I said 110 km/h because I didn't really know how fast a truck could overtake another Anyway, the maximum legal speed for trucks is 100 km/h in Spain.
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I meant, if a truck drives at 95 km/h the other one overtakes at a slightly faster speed. So both trucks are almost parallel during hundreds of meters. I said 110 km/h because I didn't really know how fast a truck could overtake another
that reminds me when i was driving Renault 4 on a motorway and tried to overtake a truck. omg, that was really stupid
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Old July 28th, 2007, 08:46 PM   #60
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High limits for trucks then. In the Netherlands, trucks are only allowed to drive 80km/h. I didn't know there were truck limits higher as 96km/h in Europe (UK/Ireland).
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