New signs remind slow drivers to keep right — it's the law

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  • imntmrmn Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 10:05 a.m.

    I don't know why this hasn't been brought up before. (And this is not the HOV lane) I am so glad that they are bringing attention to it, and finally trying to get the word out. I feel like they should have done this in the beginning. I agree though, it should be as other comments have said and they should either use "Left lane for passing only" or "Keep Right Except To Pass". Hallelujah!!

  • Thinkin\' Man Rexburg, ID
    Feb. 3, 2013 2:50 p.m.

    The law reads "slower" traffic, meaning the slower car must allow others to pass on the left. It does not matter whether you are going above or below the speed limit. If you're going 65 in the left lane and others want to pass, you must pull over, no matter what you think of the faster drivers.

    "Left lane for passing only" would be a better sign.

  • Steve J Clearfield, UT
    Feb. 3, 2013 12:10 p.m.

    The trooper in the article said "going the speed limit". I like to use the HOV lane. The posted speed limit is 65. I usually do about 71 or 72 and there are still cars moving up fast behind me. So do I cross the double white lines to let them pass me? I didn't know the HOV/Express lane is go as fast as you want lane.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Feb. 2, 2013 7:35 a.m.

    I always thought the far right lane was the express lane in Utah. Thanks for the clarification.

  • 101Ways Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 2, 2013 3:13 a.m.

    Another break down in law and order by government officials. The law is being misapplied and misquoted by this implied application of the law. This move to the right is a law to encourager courtesy within the parameter of laws and safety and speed limits. Not all drivers are NASCAR certified nor are the roads rated for racing conditions and speeding does not allow exceptions to non emergency driving conditions.

    Low flying aircraft are not allowed on the freeway or any roadway, the FAA has some laws on that and where aircraft are allowed to take off, land, and taxi their aircraft when on the ground. Emergency's excepted.

    I'm going to save this article as a press release from the state encouraging unsafe and illegal speeding in speed restricted roads and streets. Use it as evidence to sue the state for declared acceptance of responsibility and accountability for any one who is violating the speed limit is involved in an accident.

    There are consequences resulting from defiance of the law and we all have the same right to expect that all drivers and all road condition's are applicable to all citizens regardless of mode of transport.

  • PP Eagle Mountain, UT
    Feb. 1, 2013 6:25 p.m.

    The sign would be better saying "Keep Right Except To Pass"

  • joseywales Park City, UT
    Feb. 1, 2013 5:15 p.m.

    Finally! Nothing worse than someone "owning" the lane who is going under freeway speed, and the flow of traffic. I think some people intentionally do it to prove a point. My in-laws from Washington state, where traffic moves slower, did this last month with me in the car. I was beyond frustrated finally telling them that it's going to cause an accident if you don't get over. Whether you like it or not, or even if traffic is flowing at above posted speed limits, don't hog the left lanes! When someone comes up behind, be courteous and move to the right. The Europeans do this on the Autobahn, and it works, why do Utahns feel so slighted if they get passed?