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[Hey, You!] When the speed limit just isn't enough

You're the guy in the big F150 truck, tearing down the 57 freeway, flashing your headlights in my rearview mirror while tailgating me because I was driving too slow—at 65 mph! I know, for drivers like you, those pesky speed-limit signs are meant as subtle suggestions, but some of us actually want to keep our supple flesh from taking on the consistency of crispy bacon bits strewn across the highway. We might have envied your rapid rate of travel as you made your way toward Angel Stadium were it not for the traffic jam you encountered at the 22. . . .

Marla Campbell

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909Jeff
909Jeff

There is a guy in a prius with one of those stupid yellow stickers that travels down the 57 every morning and he goes exactly 65 in the carpool lane ALONE! This was probably that asshole!

Tytopyirjs
Tytopyirjs

I used to get mad at speeders going 80 mph + on the freeway. But many times a few miles up the road they are pulled over getting a ticket... Those speeders keep you from getting the speeding ticket when I'm going 10mph too fast.

Guest
Guest

If you are in the fast lane and someone approaches you from the rear and flashes their brights at you, move over.

Titus Aurellius
Titus Aurellius

I would have to ask if you were driving in the fast lane or not. If you were driving 65 mph in the fast lane, then that would be inconsiderate of you. I believe although the speed limit is 65 mph, you are supposed to go with the flow of traffic or if you don't want to speed, then move over to the slower lane and you'd be within your right. My grandmother got a ticket for doing what you did on a freeway, granted she was going 60 mph, not 65.

Just try to be considerate, the golden rule etc..

Rumblefish65
Rumblefish65

There is no such thing as a "Fast Lane" idiots. Ask any law enforcement official.

Not Anybody Special
Not Anybody Special

You must be new around here. 65 in the fast lane is fucking stupid. You're the same asshole who guns it past the limit on a two lane road to keep someone from passing. GTFO.

Bill T.
Bill T.

No, the rule is, drive in the lane farthest to the right as practical, or put another way, keep to the right except to pass. If you're being passed on the right, you're in the wrong lane. The other side of the story is that more often than not I'd pretty much prefer that the morons leave the thinking to me, and just putz along in their lane of choice. Unsafe at any speed, particulalry if they attempt any sort of maneuver, y'know.

 
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