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By: Mary K Baird
Any ways, my current aggravation is this. I drive the Interstate everyday for a long distance, between work and home. My driving style is I ride at 5 over the speed limit. It is within the allowed limits of the law and still driving safe but it at least gets me where I'm going just a bit faster.
It also works out in my favor at getting through the interstate traffic if I ride in the left lane doing my 5 over which in most cases I'm passing everyone anyways.
What I hate is when I get these people that say and think that the left is for you to speed and try and push me out of the way. Well excuse me I am essentially faster traffic. I am driving past people in the other lanes so I have every right to be in the left lane as any of these other jack wads that want to speed.
I don't see how I could be considered as impeding the flow of traffic in the left lane if I am already over the speed limit, why does it make it ok for them to speed even more and that I should get over and have to play leap frog with the middle lane just to stay out of their way.
I-4 has 3 lanes and the middle lane is not the safest place to be on I-4 ever. Does not matter what part of it your on, the middle lane is crazy because there are so many exits along I-4 and people will ride in the left lane and then realize their exit came up and cut across all 3 lanes of traffic to get to it. I'm sorry but why should I put myself in that position to have to make defensive maneuvers when there is a lane available for my long drive where I can avoid that craziness.
Thank you for tolerating my rant, I needed to get my thoughts out there.
And I leave you with a clip from our local news discussing this.
Tell me what you think, leave your comments below on your thoughts. Am I wrong? Should I just deal with playing leap frog and the dangers of the middle lane?