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Why you shouldn't drive slowly in the left lane

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Hugo H (17 hours ago)
if there’s a jackass in front of u in the left lane: 1. tail gate 2. use your left blinker 3. flash your lights 4. pass them on the right and honk at them
edwin dato (2 days ago)
The cops should give more tickets to these morons.
Phalini McLeod (2 days ago)
very good advice. i already try to be fair to faster drivers by staying out of the left lane as much as possible, using it only for passing, but it's good to be reminded. Thanks for producing this video.
korshak grimm (4 days ago)
Most stupidest thing to talk about , people are going 80 mph on i4 in every lane left middle and right lane every day 80 mph ,how about enforcing the speeding ? Hand out some damn tickets signs says 60-65 speed limit not 80. People go slow merging people don’t even stop at signs. Your not educating anyone by posting on you tube .
Victor Pelini (6 days ago)
Lmaoo why is this an issue ONLY in the states 🤣🤣🤣
Kuunib (6 days ago)
Who doesn‘t know this frfr stay out the left lane unless you want to pass someone.
boon xin kok (6 days ago)
my country we use right lane to pass cuz we drive left side
Bucky V (6 days ago)
1. Because it’s fucken annoying
Curry God (6 days ago)
Thank God, I hate slow drivers
SAVEGE BEAST (6 days ago)
So basiccally if everyone is going 80 miles per hour in a 50 mile per hour road on the left lane then your allowed to go that much over the speed limit?
TrekImpossible (5 days ago)
Speeding is not our concern unless you are law enforcement. And even you are going 80 mph in a 50 mph limit road, you still want to move back to non-passing lane after you are done passing. We want to avoid all lanes blocked by side-by-side traffic, regardless the speed you are driving.
callum hardy (7 days ago)
Well actually according to the Highway Code the left lane is the driving lane and the right lane is the overtaking lane. So this is wrong.
Quirktart (7 days ago)
Isn't this how the German Autobahn works?
Charlotte Yates (7 days ago)
This confused me until I realized it was American and they drive on the other side of the road 😂
Grigori Rasputin (7 days ago)
Me : What the f---? *clicks on video* Me : O yeah I live in bloody England
Josip Ricov (8 days ago)
Americans are uneducated and get to easily drivers license and don’t have enough driving hours, don’t know how to park in narrow spots or drive on narrow roads. And don’t know first aid!
Léni Vienne (8 days ago)
America really has some weird people. In Europe this behavior is almost unheard of
yes_Tom3 (8 days ago)
Does not matter in philippines for some reason
voltzilla (8 days ago)
Change the signs to be simple and direct "LEFT LANE IS FOR PASSING ONLY"
N B (8 days ago)
If you disagree with this video please kill yourself. Speeding has nothing to do with it.
NAME NAME NAME (8 days ago)
To say a bit more about the German Autobahn: A large portion of the way is two lanes in each direction. You have to drive on the left lane unless you want to overtake someone else. Oh, and we aren't just "more likely" to stay on the right lane as stated in the video, this is taught in driving lessons and to my knowledge enforced by law. More heavily used parts have three lanes in each direction. The right lane is usually used by trucks, they have a speed limit of 80km/h (50mph), so car drivers usually stay on the middle Lane with ~100km/h (60mph), because they're constantly overtaking trucks. Of course, the off ramp is still on the right side, so eventually, you squeeze on the right lane, but that mostly works without problems. The left lane is again only for overtaking. Major points like the A3/A4 southeast of cologne have four or five lanes which split at intersections, with two or three going one direction, two going the other. This is only on the busiest of parts of the network. Like I said, most of the network is two lanes.
Yusuf Ali (8 days ago)
I always drive slowly in the left lane
Jared Nathan Hatchell (8 days ago)
Variable speed is dangerous. True. But 90% of drivers drive over the speed limit. Period. Which causes the speed disparity. (Variable speed) Fast driving at speeds well above speed limits themselves (70mph limit and drivers are driving 80+ which is 90% of people) cause more frantic driving, lane shifting is more frequent, lane shifting is then done without keeping proper distance. It’s sad how 90% of the populace will drive at excessive speeds. and the ones who drive lawfully (before said stupid laws like this one) are the ones who are considered “bad drivers” when their brakes don’t go out as often, they don’t smash the accelerator as much as aggressive people (90% of drivers) I’m not saying that the people in the left lane driving slower than the flow of the LAW BREAKING traffic is the ones who are in the right, I’m saying that NOT PULLING OVER those going 7-10-15mph OVER posted speed limits is what’s going on, and it’s stupid why people drive fast to begin with. If you don’t believe me study mechanics and go peep at a car manual.
TrekImpossible (8 days ago)
don't understand your study and numbers, but you can always obey the speed limit and cruise in the non-passing and not worry about other people's speeding.
Zane Welsh (9 days ago)
I wish people actually drove in the right lane in California. The passing lane is the new right lane unfortunately. People only pass on the right.
Fuzion (9 days ago)
I'd agree to stay in the right lane if they fix the damn roadways so my tires don't get shredded. No fixes = I'm still driving where my tires are least likely to get a blowout.
Fuzion (7 days ago)
+TrekImpossible Ahh, I see. It completely depends, because here, there are debris clusters literally everywhere at certain points, though there is equal space to go to either lane typically. However, the right lane is completely abused and cracked with 1ft potholes designed to shred your tires out of existence. I firmly believe some laws were created to pool extra, excessive income. Nothing more.
TrekImpossible (8 days ago)
+Fuzion I was thinking driving on freeway. It may depend on where you live, but in southern California, there is no much space from the lane to divider.
Fuzion (8 days ago)
+TrekImpossible That honestly didn't make the most sense, considering obstacles can be on either side of the road, especially depending upon where you are.
TrekImpossible (6 days ago)
on the contrary, the left lane is more hazardous because if you see obstacle and you will have no space to swerve.
Rich Hlywka (10 days ago)
You can't be forced to break one law so you don't break another.
I'm in UK and i'm confused
Patrick Castro (13 days ago)
Now play this over the Florida Turnpike on repeat.
Vote4Daddy BernieBitch (13 days ago)
The only laws you are expected to break are traffic laws
Steve Hobbs (14 days ago)
Stay in the right lane if you are driving a turtle
Mr. Natural (15 days ago)
Yeah you gotta move over because I own the road and don’t have to wait for everyone to pass cars in the right lane🧟‍♀️ hey! Who just threw a bunch of marbles in front of me because I was tailgating🤨 oops I dropped my phone.......
ronald7795 (19 days ago)
So what happens when the speed limit is 65mph and I’m driving 65 mph on the left lane and everyone behind me wants to pass? I will gladly drive faster but I don’t want to get a ticket.
TrekImpossible (7 days ago)
In this kind of situation, I would rather brake the speed limit than putting myself in risk https://youtu.be/_JKuFjsavKs
TrekImpossible (7 days ago)
+ronald7795 Sure everyone wants to get to their destination as quickly as possible, but if most traffic cruises in the passing lane, the entire traffic is slowed down. After passing, change back to non-passing lane, you still can drive at speed limit there. You must have experience that when driving in a two-lane road, and both are blocked by side-by-side traffic, when one of the traffic head moves over, the traffic flow suddenly becomes so smooth. The traffic congestion caused by side-by-side speed is something we want to avoid.
ronald7795 (8 days ago)
TrekImpossible but I want to be on the left lane and get to my destination as quickly as possible but don’t want to break the law.
TrekImpossible (8 days ago)
just move to non-passing lane, simple as that.
Maribel Quinones (20 days ago)
I also was stopped going one mile slower on the left lane and I was using the cruise control as I was going up a small hill that’s when I was stopped but I laughed at the cop I’m sorry I really laughed I couldn’t believe it. I was the only car going north and said to my wife that the cop sitting on the top of ramp was going to stop me just for any reason because he wasn’t doing anything but had to do something for the day and he did but when he saw me laughing so hard about the one mile speed limit he looked for some other reason why he had stopped me but as I kept laughing he just gave me my license and told me to drive on the right lane which I did not because I m driving the speed limit and I pay the taxes for the rode in which I’m driving and so I’m not going five under the speed limit but at times I go five over to refute that others don’t have to pass me up
joeydbball (21 days ago)
You need to acknowledge the 3rd type. Those who are totally aware that they are holding up traffic. Bit of a power trip. Literally. I blame the Jerry Springer Show.
Alexander (22 days ago)
Only a problem in USA. is this a joke? This I common sense in europe
SkinnyForeigner (22 days ago)
I only sit in the left lane when I am coming up on a car but I pay close attention behind me to see if someone wants to pass me.
Megan Elizabeth (22 days ago)
Ilan David (22 days ago)
When I moved to America, 20 years ago, I went to the DMV to get my license. During the driving test, The tester noticed that I keep returning to the right lane after passing another car and said "Here in America, You don't need to do that. You can stay in the left lane. If you switch lanes, it just confuses the cars behind you.". For years, I believed him. Only a few years ago I discovered that he was wrong.
Milk Sheik (23 days ago)
0:55 "It forces them to make dangerous moves" Say that again ? "FORCES" ?
Perrine Lemaitre (25 days ago)
I don't get it. Like, in my country it's FORBIDDEN to take over from the right. I'm pretty sure that's the case for most European countries.
Randy Shepherd (25 days ago)
While I understand this concept and follow it, I don't believe people should be speeding in the first place. The people who speed are risking their lives (which I don't care about), but they also increase the risk of injury or death to other people on the roads. Personally, I think people who speed are a danger to society in general and shouldn't breed. My opinion.
TrekImpossible (23 days ago)
Agree, and it does not matter what speed you are driving, just change back to non-passing lane when you are done passing and it's safe. The problem is some insist to stay in passing lane because they think they are driving at speed limit.
If you obey the speed limit, stay in the right lane. LOL.
Walid Bouz (26 days ago)
Keep right That's the rule that I am trying to make everyone understand it. Here in algeria
Passing lane campers should be executed.
Draevon May (28 days ago)
Better solution: self driving cars, then ban human drivers.
allen iverson (1 month ago)
0:35 lol the idiot should not be passing on the shoulder
Nic Andrews (1 month ago)
Do a video on why ppl get into the left lane and go 10 miles slower than everyone else?
TrekImpossible (1 month ago)
i wonder the same question, too. i always see people desperately get into left lane as soon as they enter freeway while #2, #3... lanes are so empty and drive diagonally to the exit.
Andika Pratama (1 month ago)
Does it apply for motorcycle ?
Daniel Logan (1 month ago)
This is one of the first things taught in drivers ed. Not only that, but it's posted on almost every median along interstates in Colorado. I imagine it's similar in every other state. This is just willful ignorance. Learn the laws if you plan to drive, it's that easy.
Matthew Thompson (1 month ago)
"forces them to make better moves." Basically, we're looking for a solution to roadidiocy.
Vidia Armstrong (1 month ago)
I don’t think slow drivers will care if fast drivers want to take risks. Older people here don’t care and drive about 65-70mph on the left lane.
Mumdawg21 (1 month ago)
How did you not know, people like you exist? Its illegal unless passing in New York state to hang out in the Left lane.
Everurse (1 month ago)
I think this is used in a fair few countries
highway955 (1 month ago)
good video but there's also a problem with the 85 mph idiots who do fly by in the left lane. THERE IS STILL A SPEED LIMIT.
TrekImpossible (1 month ago)
i stay in non-passing line while cruising, so someone with 85 mph is not my concern. i switch back to non-passing lane after passing, so not my concern either. why should i worry about someone's speeding if i just stay in the non-passing lane?
James IV (1 month ago)
While I can get behind this 100%, there's one factor not account for; congestion. On a 2 lane that's rather congested it's hard to switch over to the right, and if you do so, you may get stuck cause you can't get back to the left.
James IV (1 month ago)
@+TrekImpossible yeah sometimes the 2nd left most can be better
TrekImpossible (1 month ago)
there is not much you can do in that situation. but in southern California, the left-most lane usually has the worst congestion, pay attention to lanes on your right, you may find better traffic flow there.
Alex Rodriguez (1 month ago)
Chances you actually left from chicago 0%?
Stephen Kovacsics (1 month ago)
This whole thing is just stating the painfully obvious.
N.Y. African American (1 month ago)
Please help make America truly great by sharing this with your grandparents
Thomas Philip (1 month ago)
When I got my licence, I kept to the speed limit on motoways as I knew it to be 70. Then a guy overtook me from the wrong side while I was going exactly 70, learned my lesson,
Donald Hopper (1 month ago)
Either people are ignorant of the law or think they don't have to obey it because they don't like it. Plus, law enforcement doesn't enforce it because they'd never be doing anything else but writting citations for an infraction that doesn't cost that much. However, the number of accidents that hurt some and kill others because people aren't smart enough to stay by nature Merritt's a butt ton of very clear highway signs (like speed limit signs) posting this law
Donald Hopper (1 month ago)
Why would anyone dislike this video?
Quentin Johnson (1 month ago)
Sometimes you go a bit faster than the right lane (70mph)so you go in the left lane to pass the car in front of you, but then there's a car that comes outta no where thats going faster than you (77mph). And they are right on your tail and you didn't even have a chance to pass still car in the right lane yet....
TrekImpossible (1 month ago)
I think it's ok as long as you are still going faster than the non-passing lane, but return to non-passing lane once it's safe. The worst is when all the lanes are occupied by side-by-side traffic.
Daniel Peer (1 month ago)
Glad they did this. But, why don't people know this?
Gotham Nite (1 month ago)
File this under “duh”
DrAngel1968 (1 month ago)
People don't understand that if I am walking and say excuse me they would move. Now in a car if I HGH beam you that is excuse me so move! Why be stubborn and try and prove a point? Then you get the ones that tap their breaks! They love to play games when they feel safe behind a wheel. More accidents are created my these issues. Pay attention when driving and stay in your LANE!
DrAngel1968 (1 month ago)
+Brady Norris Hmm. If someone is behind you and they want to get pass you what would you do? Move over if they say excuse me if there is nothing in front of you. Common sense isn't so common.
Brady Norris (1 month ago)
Note that driving and walking have different rules. It’s not a direct comparison. Lots more going on with driving.
TrekImpossible (1 month ago)
that's a good analogy.
Happy Pants (1 month ago)
Vox gay voice is a tool; imagine my surprise
UTMB Underground (1 month ago)
One of my favorite activities when I’m forced to pass on the right is to then get in front of the driver slow-poking in the left lane and let off the accelerator until they give up and move over. If I’m not in a hurry myself I’ll repeat this maneuver until they stay there. To this day, the most dedicated person was willing to go 25 mph before moving over and we kept this up for 34 miles before they got the hint.
1speed2racer7 (1 month ago)
That is amazing! I have had the same experiences, but it never lasts more than a mile or two. I usually use the brake check method... They drive in the passing lane. I signal them to merge, so that I am not forced to pass on the right. They slow down, so I get up on their bumper. They brake check me. LOL Go figure? I use the change in speed as an opportunity to pass them on the right. (I am usually in front of them before they let off the brake, let alone know what has actually happened to them.) That is usually when they either merge or get all aggressive and start trying to tailgate me. LOL (That is never a good idea, and it never works out well for them.) LOL
Thomas Owen (1 month ago)
I don't even drive (I'm 16) and I thought that was obvious isn't it??
CARL LOGAN (1 month ago)
The purpose of the law is to allow a lane for legal passing. That means within the speed limit. So . . . the passing lane is to be open and vacant unless the traffic in the other lanes is moving slower than the limit. In that case the passing lane may be used but only within the speed limit. I have been tailgated (bullied) when passing at the speed limit.
1speed2racer7 (1 month ago)
+CARL LOGAN You said "I will continue to keep my distance from the desperate/distracted pack and arrive at my destination safely, stress free on schedule and at or below the speed limit. " You are awesome! Please stay in the driving lane and keep the passing lane free for those that would like to pass.
CARL LOGAN (1 month ago)
I will let you have the last word on this issue and I will continue to keep my distance from the desperate/distracted pack and arrive at my destination safely, stress free on schedule and at or below the speed limit.
1speed2racer7 (1 month ago)
+CARL LOGAN You said "speeding is the leading cause of collisions" You need to do some research. Inattention is the leading cause of accidents. The only reason that speeding is #2 is because of city driving i.e. someone going 45 in a 40 MPH zone approaching a stoplight. The issue at hand is people holding up other drivers in the passing lane on a highway. You said "You said speeding when passing is irrelevant." Actually I said "the speed limit is completely irrelevant to the passing lane laws". Those are two completely different statements. Here is an example for you... Florida State Statute 316.081 (3) On a road, street, or highway having two or more lanes allowing movement in the same direction, a driver may not continue to operate a motor vehicle in the furthermost left-hand lane if the driver knows or reasonably should know that he or she is being overtaken in that lane from the rear by a motor vehicle traveling at a higher rate of speed. This subsection does not apply to drivers operating a vehicle that is overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction, or is preparing for a left turn at an intersection. You can see that the only mention of "speed" in that law is "overtaken in that lane from the rear by a motor vehicle traveling at a higher rate of speed". There is no mention of the "speed limit" anywhere in that law; therefore, the speed limit is irrelevant to that law. You said "I think the cop running radar up ahead would also disagree with you" I agree that the "cop running radar up ahead" is trying to enforce speed limit laws, but that does not mean that speeding is the leading cause of collisions. The problem with left-lane delusional nitwits is that they feel justified creating havoc on the highways because "the only ones who would complain are breaking the law by speeding because I am going the speed limit". You and I just agreed that the cop running radar is responsible for trying to enforce speed limits. That is not something that other drivers should be trying to do. It is dangerous. You said "Also, you seem to be justifying tailgating (bullying) when someone is "slow passing."" Actually if someone is in the left lane preventing others from passing, then they are the ones that are bullying. So it is okay for drivers to justify bullying other drivers because of speeders, but it is not okay for me to justify bullying a bully that is trying to control the world one highway at a time?
CARL LOGAN (1 month ago)
You said speeding when passing is irrelevant. I disagree; speeding is the leading cause of collisions. I think the cop running radar up ahead would also disagree with you. Also, you seem to be justifying tailgating (bullying) when someone is "slow passing." I do not have a "dog in this fight" because I usually manage to drive the speed limit in the gaps between clumps of vehicles that are speeding. When the clump behind me catches up to me I let them go around and merge with the clump ahead. All rules seem to be off during going to/leaving from work times when people are leading their "lives of desperation" as Henry David Thoreau so eloquently stated.
1speed2racer7 (1 month ago)
You said "The purpose of the law is to allow a lane for legal passing." No it is not. The purpose of the law is to allow traffic to flow as it should and not cause congestion and dangerous situations for other drivers. You said "That means within the speed limit." and "In that case the passing lane may be used but only within the speed limit" No again. Yes it is illegal to speed, but the speed limit is completely irrelevant to the "passing lane laws". You said "I have been tailgated (bullied) when passing at the speed limit." Are you sure you were actually passing? Cruising at 65 MPH alongside another vehicle cruising at 64 MPH may in fact be passing, but it is such a lllllloooooonnnnnnngggggg process that it appears as though you are not actually passing. Especially if going around a long right-hand bend in the road. Then there is a good chance that you are actually being passed by the driver to your right. Also, if you just passed a car, and there is another vehicle that you are about to pass, but there is sufficient room to merge between the cars, and you stay in the left lane anyway, then you are in the wrong. These scenarios are exactly what the law is preventing. These scenarios create congestion which is very dangerous for highway speeds. That is why more and more states are making it illegal to drive in the passing lane.
osama ahmad (1 month ago)
People think a 3 lane motor way consist of a slow medium and fast lane, when in fact it's actually one lane you should be driving in (left in UK) and two overtaking lanes to use as needed. The aim should always be to get back in to the left most lane at all times. It's as simple as that.
TrekImpossible (1 month ago)
+1speed2racer7 whoa this is heavy. all i want is to be able to drive home fast and smoothly after a tired day of work : )
1speed2racer7 (1 month ago)
+TrekImpossible You said "it seems to contradict to the California Driver Handbook" Yep, that is typical for a liberal democrat ran state. LOL Just yanking your chain. Most state legislatures contradict the driver handbooks that are published. Did you just check the link I provided, or did you go to the source of the information? Here is the link to the California Legislature. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=VEH&sectionNum=21654.
TrekImpossible (1 month ago)
+1speed2racer7 Thank you for the info. I looked the CA section, it seems to contradict to the California Driver Handbook. In page 45 Choosing a lane If you can choose among three lanes, pick the middle lane for the smoothest driving. To drive faster, pass, or turn left, use the left lane. When you choose to drive slowly or enter or turn off the road, use the right lane. If there are only two lanes in your direction, pick the right lane for the smoothest driving. https://www.dmv.ca.gov/web/eng_pdf/dl600.pdf
1speed2racer7 (1 month ago)
+TrekImpossible You said "my understanding is in a 3-lane road, the right lane is commercial trucks to cruise, and middle lane is for small cars to cruise and trucks to overtake, and the left lane is for small cars to overtake." I agree that this is the best flow for normal traffic, but it is generally not the law. If you live in the states, then this link will help direct you to the laws in your state. https://www.mit.edu/~jfc/right.html I cannot speak for other countries, as I have never been out of the states nor have I done the necessary research to know the laws elsewhere.
TrekImpossible (1 month ago)
my understanding is in a 3-lane road, the right lane is commercial trucks to cruise, and middle lane is for small cars to cruise and trucks to overtake, and the left lane is for small cars to overtake. therefore, i drive in the middle lane. and i found the middle lane is the smoothest lane most of time because many drivers like to squeeze into the left lane no matter how good or bad the traffic is, and the right lane has to deal with the in-and-out traffic.
Dark Gamer (1 month ago)
If u had 3 lanes..
1speed2racer7 (1 month ago)
You said "If u had 3 lanes." The number of lanes is irrelevant to "passing lane only" laws. If you are the only one on the road and driving in the passing lane you can and should get a ticket.
Dark Gamer (1 month ago)
Here in Cebu City in South Road Properties You need to be 110kmh
Oliver Aguirre (1 month ago)
Finally someone mentioned this big issue. I was raised in Mexico, a country with wild drivers within the city. However common education prevents unexperienced drivers to use the highway unless you know defensive driving. I have faced this issue within United States only. Where highway driving is so common, therefore drivers don't really need to be educated to drive safely Within. My main rules to drive in the highway are: keep proper distance, drive up to speed limit or slower in the right lanes, and speed up or overpass on the left lanes.
Full Throttle (1 month ago)
"i didnt know the rules" so many drivers use that excuse but how did they get the licence if they dont know the rules?
Mr Wall Flower (1 month ago)
I disagree. The left lane should be for people going the speed limit, the right lane for people going under the speed limit. I'm not gonna keep switching in and out of lanes because people wanna break the speed limit to get nowhere fast...
Best Bast (1 month ago)
+Mr Wall Flower youre a monster and should be stoned to death in public.
1speed2racer7 (1 month ago)
+Mr Wall Flower You said "I notice people speed crazy in town also tail gateing each other. What's the point? They fly by me then I meet them at red lights..." I agree that in town it is pointless and more dangerous to speed than on the highways. I know very few people that would complain about someone in the left lane in town. However, if you are pacing another car and third car wants pass, then it is courteous to let them around you regardless of what kind of road you are on. For the record, I only know of Florida being the only state that identifies in-town lanes as "passing" and "driving" lanes. All other states reserve those identifiers for highway travel only, but they would then be "left" and "right" lanes still not "fast" and "slow" lanes.
1speed2racer7 (1 month ago)
You said "The left lane should be for people going the speed limit, the right lane for people going under the speed limit." Actually there is no "fast" lane and "slow" lane. There is a "driving" lane and there is a "passing" lane(s). You said "because people wanna break the speed limit" So you are going to try and prevent others from braking the law by braking the law? Seriously? You said "I'm not gonna keep switching in and out of lanes because people wanna break the speed limit to get nowhere fast..." First, you are in the wrong. Second, when was the last time you had to switch lanes multiple times while driving the speed limit on the highway? Where was this? I have to see this highway for myself! Third, by cruising in the "passing" lane refusing to get back over because you are too lazy or whatever "I'm not gonna keep switching in and out of lanes" is supposed to mean, then you are creating congestion on the highway and causing other drivers to pass in the "driving" lane. This then forces other drivers to "keep switching in and out of lanes" in order to get around left-lane delusional nitwits trying to control the world one highway at a time. Fourth, when a driver must pass on the right, they must accelerate to a much higher speed in order to make it around the delusional nitwit in the "passing" lane before catching up to traffic in the "driving" lane. You are creating a very dangerous environment by your "laziness". That is exactly why more and more states are making it illegal to drive in the passing lane.
Quintinohthree (1 month ago)
Switching lanes isn't to get out of the way of people breaking the speed limit, it's to pass other people. The correct place on ANY road is as far to the right as is allowed and you should only move further to the left if there is an obstacle ahead, be that a slower or stationary vehicle or other object. Nobody is asking you to move over to let others pass you. Quite the contrary, you're being asked to move over only when you nees to pass. Go ahead, drive the speed limit (as determined by GPS) in the leftmost lane, but realize you're not allowed to stay there even if the road is empty.
TrekImpossible (1 month ago)
+Mr Wall Flower you must have experience that the traffic just stay in the passing with no intention to pass or move over when you are stuck in the back, and experience that people move to non-passing lane when you catch up in the passing lane. Don't you think the traffic is much better in the later situation? You could do the same.
Steven Whiting (1 month ago)
Self driving cars will remove all of these problems. I predict that, by 2030 at least, states will forbid human driving on the Interstate.
1speed2racer7 (1 month ago)
ummmm NO
Shayan DC (1 month ago)
Isn’t this common knowledge?
Buddy Clem (1 month ago)
Despite numerous factual inaccuracies, this was a good video. Your maps are wrong. West Virginia does not have a drive right law, and Ohio does have a drive right law. For this reason, I drive differently in Ohio, even though they are famous for fast highways and slow left lane drivers.
1speed2racer7 (1 month ago)
You said "West Virginia does not have a drive right law" Actually I found 17C-7-1 and 17C-7-3(3). Both of which are laws regarding drive right. §17C-7-1. Driving on right side of roadway; exceptions; penalty. (a) Upon all roadways of sufficient width a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows: (1) When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing such movement; (2) When the right half of a roadway is closed to traffic while under construction or repair; (3) Upon a roadway divided into three marked lanes for traffic under the rules applicable thereon; or (4) Upon a roadway designated and signposted for one-way traffic. (b) Upon all roadways any vehicle proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing shall be driven in the right-hand lane then available for traffic, or as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction or when preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway. §17C-7-3. Overtaking and passing vehicle or bicycle proceeding in same direction -- Passing on the left generally; penalty. (a) The following rules govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles proceeding in the same direction subject to these limitations, exceptions, and special rules hereinafter stated: (1) The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall give an audible signal and pass to the left of the overtaken vehicle at a safe distance and may not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle. (2) The driver of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle traveling in the same direction shall pass to the left of the bicycle at a distance of not less than three feet at a careful and reduced speed, and may not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken bicycle. (3) Except when overtaking and passing on the right is permitted, the driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle on audible signal and may not increase the speed of his or her vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
Ronnie Duwayne (1 month ago)
I still have to ask for those who love to drive in the left lane " Does a two lane highway drive you nuts?"
Ethan Cua (1 month ago)
The bigger problem than this is those who decide to treat the double solid yellow line as just a decoration on the road trying to get someone killed. Even if you're already well over the limit on that road, there's always someone that wants to go faster than you and is willing to disregard the safety of others on the road by passing on the solid yellow line. These kinds of drivers are far worse than driving too slowly in the left lane due to the potential of a head-on collision and oncoming traffic is just a few feet away.
Ethan Cua (1 month ago)
​This often happens on roads with only one lane in each direction. The accident rate on one lane in each direction roads is often far worse than on multi-lane freeways since, on the freeways, it's just a simple slower vehicle getting out of the left lane to allow the faster driver to pass. There are often no safe pull-off areas on one lane in each direction roads and safe passing opportunities are scarce. Roads without adequate passing opportunities and shoulders are often deadlier than freeways. Sometimes I was even passed in an area with 4 solid yellow lines due to a left turn lane in the area. I even see that exact passer pass a lot of traffic. I was wondering like that person is going to cause an accident because the speed is faster than those on the right side of the yellow line. I'm surprised an accident didn't happen after all of that passing regardless of the yellow striping on that stretch of road. It was just completely reckless and unacceptable driving.
TrekImpossible (1 month ago)
I guess you are talking about crossing the double solid-yellow lines to pass, that's definitely dangerous. But if you see the traffic coming up behind you, just move to right if there is lane available. Driving fast is not that dangerous, on the contrary, I think it's safer because people have to more focus on the road, in stead of texting, doing make up, browsing on the phone. The danger comes when fast traffic and slow traffic are mixed together. It's does not matter how the rule is set, there is always someone faster or slower than the other, that's why it would be better to separate traffic by speed as well. And it's safer to pass in the driver side lane.
mrpmj00 (1 month ago)
Freakin semirucks (tractor trailer) always cut me off.
Bastardson OfJefferson (2 months ago)
This is the first real valid argument I've heard to keep me from leaning left on a issue.
Erick Rivera (2 months ago)
3.9k Asians didn’t like this video, jk haha
thomas westerby (2 months ago)
I cant believe you actually had to make a video about this
Ora (2 months ago)
In Finland (and i think in most countries in Europe) the left lane is for passing and its super obvious to everyone. Maybe they should teach the drivers to drive correctly in driving school. Just maybe...
Ultimate Warrior Frieza (2 months ago)
In India, we have something like "If you see a space, take it and go!"
Ramon Garcia (2 months ago)
Is dangeorous i always Drive at same speed the others
Lifted_Above (2 months ago)
I propose a new law: Drive slowly in the left lane, get your vehicle plastered with paintballs.
tipsy09 (2 months ago)
So what happens if someone in the slow lane is driving 10 below the speed limit?
Quintinohthree (1 month ago)
You pass them and get on. As long as there's a lane free to your left, you can maintain whatever speed you like in the rightmost lane, within reason at least.
Azure Wing (2 months ago)
This is stupid to me because my country drives normally in the left lane.
Endo Alley (2 months ago)
The law is that the left lane is for passing. It is not just a suggestion. When someone does this, pass them on the right, Pull out in front of them, and slow way down to piss them off. Or just get behind them and lay on the horn. Or both. And don't forget, god gave you a middle finger for a reason.
Adrian Valenzuela (2 months ago)
On Texas highways we have signs all down the highways telling everyone to get out of the left lane.
Allan Caesar (1 month ago)
Not in San Antonio we dont.
joshmnky (2 months ago)
I once talked to someone who was staying in the left lane, matching speed with the right for miles and miles. The conversation went something like this: Me: "The left lane is for passing. Once you're past someone, you get back in the right." Him: "No, it's the fast lane. I can stay in it because I was going fast." Me: "but you weren't even!" Him: "Yes I was." Please use the term "passing lane." It leaves no room for ambiguity.
deadjunior258 (2 months ago)
Who knew Christophe not only has a beautiful voice but also a beautiful face 0:31 😍
Darth Daddy (2 months ago)
What about in the city when drivers jump out of their lane to steal the empty pole position at a red light & then drive super slow when the light turns green? 😡
melkisedeck (2 months ago)
The reason why Germany have low accident rates in autobahn is because nobody wants to crash a fantastic Audi.
Thomas Autengruber (2 months ago)
The problem is that you don‘t have adequate training before being let loose on the roads. You are allowed to drive at age 16. We have something called L17 in Austria, allowing you to drive at age 17. Here is the process involded in attaining your license for you compare: You can start at age 15 and a half. 32 hours of theoretical education, then write a test (30% fail). Complete a 6 hour first aid course. If you pass both, you will have 12 hours of driving with an instructor. Then you have to drive 3000km (1850miles) with one of your parents as your passenger, after every 1000km you have to drive with an instructor again and talk about your progress and what you have to improve upon. After you did your 3000km you have another 6 hours of theory and another 3 hours of driving with an instructor. The day you turn 17 you can take your driving test, consisting of questions on your knowledge of a car (checking fluids, brakes, tires, serpentine belt and so on, as well as function of all the buttons inside the car. Plus the meaning and how to react to warning lights or other mechanical issues). Parking and a small parcour and then your drive out on the road. All in all this takes about an hour. (Another 20% fail) 2-4 months after getting your license you have 2 sessions per 50 minutes of driving with an instuctor and talking about your driving skills and where to improve further. 3-9 months after getting your license you have a road safety training where you will learn to control your vehicle in extreme situations (emergency stops, swerving to avoid obstacles, reaction training, low friction surface braking- oversteer and understeer) plus a group discussion with a road safety psychologist. Takes about 8-9 hours. 6-12 months after getting your license you have another 2x 50 min with an instructor, same as before. That was the last thing to complete, now you have 3 years of „probation“ (from the moment you got your license, not the second stage) with a strict zero tolerance on alcohol and harder punishments that can lead to you losing your license.
Lane Smith (5 days ago)
Thomas Autengruber In my state, you can start driving when you turn 15 if you pass a written exam, but you need an adult who is 21 or older in the car. Then you have take a state certified drivers ed course and have at least 40 hours of driving experience, including 6 at night. Then when you have had your permit for a year, you take a driving test with an instructor, and if you pass you get a provisional drivers license, which allows you to drive by yourself, but you can’t drive after 12 AM or before 6 AM, and you can’t have any passengers that are not in your family in the car for the first 6 months after you get your license.
#Team Sprit (2 months ago)
As a German-Amercain i think it's really funny how Americans speak German ,the acent is so funny If you speak German fluid
Real Mane (2 months ago)
90% when a prius moved into my lane they drive 5-10 mph slower than the speed i was going before...
Meng Jiang (2 months ago)
this should be the first question on every driving test, if they fail to correctly answer this one, regardless what % they get for the rest, they should not be getting their driving license
Austie (2 months ago)
Yeah, People are idiots.

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