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On the way home from Tulalip, WA, the other weekend, we were having an almighty row in the car over how to drive on the highway.

He says that the left lane is for passing only and would passionately ream out the other drivers who stayed in the left lane (who weren't listening anyway).

I said, it doesn't matter. These cars were going 10+ mph over the speed limit and they could be considered "passing"... just passing very slowly. Afterall, there was another vehicle in the right lane a little ways ahead. The Husband just wanted to go faster. And I don't believe for a second that the No Hogging The Left Lane™ rule doesn't apply to him because he's "always passing"...

So, we're getting louder and crazier with it as we're going North up the I-5. My Mother-In-Law is all exasperated that the userinfoHusband Guy and I will argue over the tiniest, most insignificant issues.

We told her that it's because we don't have anything big to fight over, so we make up for that in volume. We take the smaller issues and holler at each other as loud as we possibly can instead.

If he weren't driving, it would have gone to fisticuffs XD


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Jun. 16th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
Ergh... I like being in the left lane here, I'm somehow scared of the trees on the curb on the right. But I realize it's because we don't really differentiate between "the fast lane" and "the slow lane".

Either that or everyone is fuming behind me and I don't realize it because we don't use our horns much here XD
Jun. 16th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
heh. not that we don't have regular fights every once in a while or anything, but our fights tend to run the silly too. we're both very stubborn and hold to our position as long as the other party isn't convincing enough yet. :D
Jun. 16th, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)
My understanding is that the left lane is "the fast lane." That is, you should get out of it if there are people directly behind you in it and otherwise, you are free to drive in it to your heart's content.

Me and my boyfriend get extremely angry at people in the leftmost lane who feel the need to go the speed limit or lower--and we will honk at such people.
Jun. 16th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
you should get out of it if there are people directly behind you in it and otherwise, you are free to drive in it to your heart's content.

That's what I do. And if there are cars in front of me in the leftmost lane, I'll keep up with them (minus 2-3 seconds behind).

I don't mind if they're going slow in the fast lane. I guess it's because here, in Vancouver, it's also a turning lane... also, people can be semi-lost and are trying to figure out if "this is the right street to turn", that kinda thing...
Jun. 17th, 2006 08:39 am (UTC)
But if you're on a highway, the left lane is for passing and you should move over to the right if there are people behind you. The exception, of course, is when the highway exit is on the left lane or if it's a HOV lane.
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