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Driving Too Slowly In The Left Lane May Soon Be Illegal In Florida


Yes, Florida is known for great Winter weather, the antics of its residents and of course, an occassional hurricane, but check this out, it may soon be illegal to drive more than 10 MPH below the speed limit in the left lane. 

Here's the story from AOL Autos:

http://autos.aol.com/article/Florida-speed-limit-t...

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For 10 miles under?  Last I was in Florida, driving the speed limit was at least 10 miles under traffic flow.

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Hallelujah!! Should have made it 5 mph under.

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Hell ya, it should be illegal to be in the left lane if you'renot passing slower moving traffic! These dumbasses that hangout in the left lane disrupt the flow of traffic and cause accidents!
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bikendad said...
Hell ya, it should be illegal to be in the left lane if you'renot passing slower moving traffic! These dumbasses that hangout in the left lane disrupt the flow of traffic and cause accidents!


 


I totally agree .. Also instead of a $60.00 Fine should be a $600.00 Fine ..  Trying to get to Alachua today on I-75 The Left lane was actually the slowest lane with 3 lanes of traffic ...

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Back in the 80's I was pulled over in Alabama for "traveling in the passing lane".   Of course, it was 1AM and I was the only other car visible so maybe he was just bored. 

I'm not sure about setting a metric like "10mph under posted limit" since every jack up is going to lead to 3 miles of violaters. I'd prefer enforcement of "Keep Right Except To Pass".  But when you starting having a discussion on this in mixed company (i.e. with the idiots parking in the left lane) they go on about how "well you're exceeding the speedlimit anyway" blah blah blah.

People generally forget that traffic laws are there to keep traffic flowing as safely as possible and sometimes "fair" simply doesn't even enter the picture.



 

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When the asshats force me to pass on the right, I do my best to rub out their paint on the way by (when I'm in the cage of course)!
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It should be law everywhere.

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It's already a law in some states.  Too bad it's rarely enforced.  You want to know some of the safest roads in the world?  The Autobahns in Germany.  Unlimited (or rediculously high) speed limits in most places and you'd better not be in the left lane unless you're passing someone.  Big fines, car impounded, etc.  Very few accidents on the Autobahn.  I don't know that there should be a set speed under the limit for the left lane.  Like bikendad said, it should be illegal if they're not passing, period.

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