I am eternally grateful for those who have determined that they should decide
whether I obey the traffic laws or not and, therefore, belligerently hang out in
the left lane, puddling along and talking on their cell phone. (sarcasm font)Self righteous do gooders cause more problems than they resolve. What
it comes down to is this: If you are being passed on the right, or a trail of
cars is backed up behind you, you are travelling in the wrong lane, regardless
of the speed limit. Move to the right.
BSR- It has been shown time and again that traffic spread out moving at
different speeds is the cause of many accidents and also the reason traffic
starts to back up. However, if you move the slower traffic to the right where it
belongs, those that choose to drive faster, can do so, and traffic flows more
freely. There is nothing worse than someone in the left lane going the same
exact speed as the guys to the right, it causes congestion. What you are is one
of the problem who wants "ownership" of a lane of travel, if you are
going to drive slower than the flow of traffic, then please move to the right.
Utah has started to finally post signs along freeways telling slower drivers to
move to the right. I think what you and many like you need to understand is it
isn't the "limit" it's the flow of traffic. Sometimes the flow
is at freeway speeds of 65-70, and others it's under that, but if you are
driving slower than the flow, then get the over! Remember, UHP is there to
enforce, not you!
@joseywales"People in this state think that they own the lane
they are currently traveling in."You DO own the lane you're
currently traveling in - you need to repeat driver's ed. If I'm going
65 (which is the speed LIMIT) and you come up behind me doing 75, I'm not
obligated to get out of your way. Flashing your lights isn't going to get
me to move, either.Some of you need to remember that the speed limit
is the upper limit, not the lower limit.
But not on I-70 from Green River to the Colorado border?
What about left lane hogs? And those in the HOV lanes that drive slower than the
traffic to the right of them? These are the culprits behind much aggressive
driving, as those that get bottle necked behind them have to resort to risky
maneuvers to get around them. I love it when I'm moving along and flash my
lights at the slow people in head of me, and instead of moving over, they give
me the finger and hit their brakes. People in this state think that they own the
lane they are currently traveling in.
Ooooo. Can we talk about the HOV lane speeds?
Re: "UDOT expands areas with 80 mph speed limits"Now, if we
could just get them to expand the 80 mph speed limit to paved state highways in
Tooele, Juab, Millard, Beaver, and Iron counties, at least during the day, in
areas more than 5 miles from town -- that would be an actual accomplishment.I know, I know, those county sheriffs have all those shiny new patrol
vehicles to pay off, by extorting fines from people that are not doing anything
unsafe. But, if they'd make it legal to drive the speeds people safely
drive now, they wouldn't need all those shiny SUVs and police cruisers to
begin with.Then, there's the real problem -- most UDOT
employees, from the director on down, truly believe they'll fall off the
edge of the world if they venture more than a mile or two West of the Jordan
River. And that any UDOT nickel spent anywhere but along the Wasatch Front, is a
nickel wasted.Oh, well. I can dream, can't I?
Forget speed limits. How about we implement speed "requirements"?As in, don't make it to the end of the on ramp going 40mph, and wonder
why nobody lets you merge from the weaving lane onto the freeway. And don't slow down to 50mph in the middle of the freeway because you are
trying to exit, when there is a whole off ramp with plenty of distance for you
to slow down.Most traffic in SLC is caused around big freeway
entrances because people don't know how to properly use on/off ramps and