Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 20:02:29 GMT
From: Josh Landess <>
Subject: Re: ROAD RAGE

On Sat, 30 Oct 1999 04:14:33 PST, (Everett M. Greene) wrote: >"Morgan Bullard" <> writes: >>=20 >> 1. We still have some of these signs in Illinois. >> 2. I belive it is against the law in CA for slower traffic to stay in= the >> left lane. > >If it is, it isn't enforced. There is a law about impeding traffic >which can be used to accomplish the same effect independent of the >speed. My 1999 California Driver Handbook (probably not an official legal reference, but the sort of semi-baked thing you pick up at the DMV) has several things to say about this. Some of it comes accross as a "recommendation" type of tone, some of it comes accross as a legal statement. I'm going to look around some California sites, because it's too much to type out by hand. It is quite interesting, though, to actually sit down and look at the rules rather than speculating. =46or example: p.66: Going slower than other cars or stopping all of a sudden can be just as bad as speeding. It tends to make cars bunch up behind you and it could cause a rear-end crash. If many cars are pulling out to pass you, maybe you should increase your speed to the speed limit or move into the right lane. [My note: this use of the word "maybe" is a totally different softer tone than the more clear hard statements in the handbook about the illegality of speeding, etc.] Another example: p. 25 Lanes for passing. "... When you want to pass a vehicle or bicylce going in your direction, *pass on the left* [their emphasis]. Passing on the right is dangerous and is legal only: - If an open highway is clearly marked for two or more lanes of vehicles moving in your direction of travel. - If the driver of the other vehicle is making a left turn. [...] jl

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