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Old September 4th, 2013, 12:31 PM   #121
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Even more specifically, drive through Ohio on a holiday weekend and see how nicely traffic flows when everyone drives the speed limit and/or only drives in the right lane except to pass. It is a nice thing to be able to just set your cruise control and not have to worry about planning your passes (on highways/divided roads)
Why do people from Ohio drive 65 in the left lane in MI regardless of traffic around them or not?

I deal with this on a daily comute basis on I-75 south of Detroit.
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Old September 4th, 2013, 12:33 PM   #122
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This weekend I drove over 1,000 miles.

I typically set my cruise at 1-2 mph over while out of state to avoid a ticket (espescially in ohio on a holiday weekend).

I never had to even turn off my cruise control to pass another car on a highway because of left lane traffic holding me up.

Only 150 of those miles were in michigan and I couldn't even use the cruise control because of so many other people in the left lane when they should not have been.

The law should be enforeced, and should have nothing to do with passing lanes or opposing traffic, you should stay to the right except to pass a slower moving vehicle. Period.

(Yes, I used to drive in the left lane and not give a fukc )....It is a "bit" different during rush hour. However, if our speed limits were enforced more diligently and our keep right except to pass laws were enforced more diligently it would make driving a much smoother and less frustrating situation most of the time. (Especially during longer road trips)
I will chime in that when we lived in St. Louis the speed limit on some major highways was 60mph and the traffic flowed nicely AT the speed limit and obeying the laws. Surprisingly everyone still got to work on time and the whole world didn't just stop because people were driving slower. There is just no patience in Michigan. Everyone is in a hurry to get to work, get home, get everywhere. At the cost of also poorer gas mileage. That said, in St. Louis everyone drove in the right lane and would not move over for traffic entering from entrance ramps. The result was that cars would come to a complete stop on the entrance ramp looking for any gap.

I always thought Michigan was right for slow, left for fast (not just passing) which is why I was surprised at the traffic stop. I've been driving 25 years and never been pulled over for driving in the left lane (and yes, I move over for others wanting to pass). That said, I have changed my habits recently.
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Old September 4th, 2013, 12:49 PM   #123
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I am curious as to what they are going to do with trucks that are currently limited to 60. IMO it is a total cluster and rhymes with duck having one lane that is 60 and the only other lane is 75+. I would be fine with staying at 70 and letting trucks run at 70 also. I think this would help to reduce the "need" to stay in the left lane all the time on the expressways.
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I agree, except when there are no other cars on the road, in which case it is safer to drive in the left lane. I'm not talking about driving in the left lane and not giving a shit about others, I mean driving in the left lane when no one else is around, and moving right when a car approaches from the rear.
I think we could argue about how much safer it is or is not any day. I don't really see a difference. But otherwise I'm with you.
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Why do people from Ohio drive 65 in the left lane in MI regardless of traffic around them or not?

I deal with this on a daily comute basis on I-75 south of Detroit.
People from ohio are mostly retarded....but for the most part other than worrying about what the speed limit is and where the next trooper is hiding I don't mind driving through ohio.
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I will chime in that when we lived in St. Louis the speed limit on some major highways was 60mph and the traffic flowed nicely AT the speed limit and obeying the laws. Surprisingly everyone still got to work on time and the whole world didn't just stop because people were driving slower. There is just no patience in Michigan. Everyone is in a hurry to get to work, get home, get everywhere. At the cost of also poorer gas mileage. That said, in St. Louis everyone drove in the right lane and would not move over for traffic entering from entrance ramps. The result was that cars would come to a complete stop on the entrance ramp looking for any gap.

I always thought Michigan was right for slow, left for fast (not just passing) which is why I was surprised at the traffic stop. I've been driving 25 years and never been pulled over for driving in the left lane (and yes, I move over for others wanting to pass). That said, I have changed my habits recently.
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I am curious as to what they are going to do with trucks that are currently limited to 60. IMO it is a total cluster and rhymes with duck having one lane that is 60 and the only other lane is 75+. I would be fine with staying at 70 and letting trucks run at 70 also. I think this would help to reduce the "need" to stay in the left lane all the time on the expressways.
This x a billion.

The only reason I drive in the left lane is for trucks. I have no problem doing 70mph but I dont want to get stuck behind a truck doing 60mph and not being able to get in the left lane and pass. If I could just cruise behind a truck doing 71-72 in the right lane I would.

And once I get in the left lane, I am often being pushed to 78mph ish because of everyone in the left lane moving faster than the right.
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