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Most noble thing ever done by a cop in PG Co.
A Maryland woman was shocked after she received a traffic ticket on Interstate 95 -- because it wasnt for speeding.
This deserves a standing ovation. And LOL at the lady's explanation and AAA getting all upset about it. If she is in the right lane, she doesn't get a ticket. This should happen far more often than it does.
That's some autobahn shit. Like it.
Im ready for aa 5th of vodica to end my feels.
I love it, but it does officially send the wrong message. What they need to do is change the law so that if you get passed by someone on the right, you get a ticket.
I'd love to see this enforced on a regular basis. If someone passes you on the right at any speed, YOU are the menace.
And what's up with the title of the article? It says in the body that she was cited for failing to move right, not anything to do with her speed.
So if you are going the speed limit and then someone passes you on the right going 100 mph, then the person going the speed limit gets the ticket?
I mean, I partly agree because they should move over no matter what the other person's speed violation, but I doubt that's really a viable law.
It's no huge secret that ze germans have it down on the Autobahn, but this especially needs to be addressed here in the US. The left lane is for passing, the right lanes are for putting on your makeup or whatever women do at 2 miles under the speed limit.
I bet she thinks she was doing 63 when she was actually driving 50.
I may have posted this before, but driving on the autobahn was one of the more enjoyable experiences of my Euro trip. And the enjoyment has almost nothing to do with my ability to drive well over 100mph legally.
Most of the zones with no speed restrictions were 3 lanes in each direction. The far right lane was for 18-wheelers and campers mostly, the middle lane for normal traffic or passing 18 wheelers and the left lane was for passing ONLY. Linger for too long and you'd catch a horn or flashing lights. It was just so regimented. It's all really quite simple, too. It infuriates me that such a simple system can't be maintained on an American road.
NJ cops are big on giving tickets for driving in the left lane without passing, and if the right lane is empty.
that is awesome, reminds me of this, can remember if i saw it here first a while back or somewhere else.
Yeah. If I see there is someone coming up behind me going considerably faster than me, I need to get over and let them pass. it'd be almost impossible to enforce because the cop would need to see the specific act which only takes a few seconds anywhere along a highway, instead of speeding where you can just set up a trap.
There's nothing like driving 110 mph on a near empty predawn highway and getting passed by an Audi like you're standing still. My uncle has an M5 and the fastest I've driven it was around 140mph and I can't explain how aware you are at that speed. Don't think I've ever concentrated as much ever.
Yeah, we were in a little Mercedes A-Class with 4-people and all our luggage, so I maxed out at ~110mph. When entering the passing lane, I had to remember to look back 2 or 3 times and become a better judge of speed. Amazing how quickly that A8 will cover the 1/4 mile buffer you thought you had.
I think most of us remember the white-knuckling we did back in the day at around 8 mph.
I learned to drive growing up in Germany (yay military brats!) and as a result, probably despise the American left-lane tendencies as much as anyone. Pass or GTFO.
I was driving one time and was cruising somewhere around 100, and we got passed by this dude on a motorcycle so fast that he was basically out of sight (on a fairly straight road) within 10-15 seconds. It was absolutely unreal. He looked like a bullet going by.
It is in many states, Maine and I think New Jersey being two of them
YEah I have hit 129 and it's crazy how "on" all of your senses are.
Here's a summary of state "keep right" laws.
Regardless, if the 65mph person in the left lane is going the speed limit and then 100mph person goes into the right to pass them, then under the scenario Baldwin suggests then the cop should issue a citation to both 65mph (for not keeping right) and 100mph (for speeding). It creates a situation where correct enforcement by the police is logistically impossible (one police car can't pull over 2 different cars at once) unless the police are swarming around in hover drones that are recording violations and automatically assessing violations without pulling cars over.
So basically Baldwin is proposing that we move even further towards an Obamacized-Skynet Police State. Thanks a lot, dick!
I took my car to a track last summer. Going fast down the straight was actually relaxing. It was going through turn after turn at 80-90 that really took the concentration. One bit of daydreaming and you would find yourself at that speed with no road in front of you. Our sessions were only 20 minutes and that was almost too long for this old man to keep his concentration.
The person driving in the left lane is at fault for there being two crimes being committed, and is the bigger safety issue.
A US autobahn would be more practical if we raised the driving age to 18 and had more rigorous driver's license testing, but that would also have some pretty negative consequences for HS students and their parents-- since ages 16-18 are pretty prime years for being able to drive around and be generally independant.
The 65mph person driving in the left lane had nothing to do with the 100mph person violating the speed limit.
I'm on board if you want to argue that the 65mph person committed the greater violation because they created an unsafe situation by forcing the 100mph person to go into the right lane and then back, but they still are not at fault for the 100mph person violating the speed limit.
Where did I say anything about giving a ticket to the person speeding? Don't lump me in with those assholes from Maine and NJ.
Perhaps TecmoHoo can shed more light, but as I understand it, they make driving more of a privilege than the right (w/ a nominal fee) that it is here -- higher cost to get the license and bigger fine if you do something to lose it.
Also pretty much all of Europe is connected via public transportation. That's completely unrealistic in the US and why driving is so much more of a "right" or necessity.
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