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PostSat Mar 16, 2024 10:02 am 
Self-centered drivers go slowly in the left lane because it is easy and stress-free. More-so if they go slower than traffic so that they never encounter a requirement to merge, slow or avoid anything in front of them. This allows them get on a conference call, drift off to sleep, poke at the entertainment system, or most often lap-gaze into a phone without being distracted by all that boring driving stuff. This is justified in their self-centered brains by reasoning that anyone who wants to drive faster is being unsafe and has no need to pass. Rather than enforcement, this could be solved by indenting a mildly irritating, vibration inducing surface treatment into the pavement in the left lane.

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PostSat Mar 16, 2024 2:06 pm 
huron wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2024 10:02 am huron wrote: Self-centered drivers go slowly in the left lane because it is easy and stress-free.
When I travel through Chehalis, I use the right lane to bypass the 62 mph trucks and slow pokes in the left lane.

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PostSun Mar 17, 2024 12:45 pm 
huron wrote:
indenting a mildly irritating, vibration inducing surface treatment into the pavement in the left lane.
The right lane already has that -- from the extra wear from the truck traffic that spends the bulk of it's time in the right lane. At least that's my experience on I-90 and I-5 in WA, ID, MT, OR and CA.

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PostSat Mar 23, 2024 7:28 pm 
markh752 wrote:
huron wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2024 10:02 am huron wrote: Self-centered drivers go slowly in the left lane because it is easy and stress-free.
When I travel through Chehalis, I use the right lane to bypass the 62 mph trucks and slow pokes in the left lane.
I find the right lane generally is faster, at least on the section of I-5 that I drive. Everett north to Anacortes. Sunday southbound is the worst day of the week. Want to mention cheapest gas is located just off I-5 on hwy 530. Pass the first 5 stations for the native smoke/gas at the light.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost
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PostSat Mar 23, 2024 8:21 pm 
On my way to Idaho near Sprague lake HP had someone pulled over on the right shoulder. I nearly always merge left in that case but there were slow vehicles blocking me and I would have had to brake and slow way down in order to merge safely. So I stayed in the right lane. There were two patrol cars and one came up behind me and pulled me over. He didn't give me a ticket, just a verbal warning that it is unlawful to not merge left. I always thought that it was out of courtesy, but not unlawful to not do so. You learn something every day.

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PostSun Apr 07, 2024 6:20 pm 
Chief Joseph wrote:
He didn't give me a ticket, just a verbal warning that it is unlawful to not merge left
They also told me you can slow down by 15mph if that's not possible? Not sure though.

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