Sunday, May 3, 2009

Left lane loser.

I have been driving now for 22 years. I was taught by my Dad that the left lane on the highway is considered the "passing lane." In most states it is actually the law. Did no one else learn this growing up? I have been noticing more and more people in the left lane that simply do not have a clue as to what is going on around them. For the love of Pete, unless you are the fastest car that you can see, get in the right lane.
Here is my list of the worst offenders as I see them;

1. Immigrants, I guess I can't expect these people to know whats going on. Maybe they should have to pass a drivers test for a green card.

2. Women of all ages. Most of these gals think that as long as they are going the speed limit they can be anywhere on the road and everybody else can just deal with it. Sorry sister that attitude is completely stupid.

3. The elderly, no explanation needed.

So if you are reading this and you are an offender or if you are offended you need to change your driving habits and get with the program. For now I am thinking of buying this for my truck.


Diane said...

Exactly. Not every woman is a bad driver... not me. no. But my other pet peeve, now that you brought it up, is for people to turn from the center of the road, and not get over into the correct lane to turn. AND I hate it when people don't use their turn signals!

Sarah said...

You only managed to disparage 60% of the population of the U.S--- but I do admit that I did not know I should only use the left lane for passing until I met you. Now I am ultra-aware of using it appropriately.

Michelle & Steve said...

I will admit that I've been the offender before. Didn't even realize it until the guy behind me finally passed me and wasn't so happy. That said, I honor it as a passing lane religiously now.