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Yep, I always plan for that, riding or driving.
As long as they are going the speed limit there is no problem the problem is people going 70-80 mph if you need to go that fast to get to work then you should get up a lot earlier and leave earlier and by the way where are the police that should be giving these people tickets, on route 4 people are using the right hand median as a laneAfter left lane campers, this is probably my #2 pet peeve of drivers around here. Though people who can’t maintain speed while going up a small incline is very close...along with those who can’t maintain speed in the left lane.
Dammit there’s just too many for me to prioritize!!!
With the people that bitch the left lane is for passing what do you theink they will do about a stopped car blocking the left lane. I rarely use these crossovers but i believe there would be a lot of rear end accidents. I think many of these people are jist trying to avoid being rear ended.I don't give a rats A$$ if the "other" way flows better. It's incorrect and it causes a confusing mess for the half of the people actually following the rules of the road. And if there's that many cars, they shouldn't pull that far up into the actual crossover section of the road but wait until there is room enough to be there. Additionally, when there isn't ANY merge area (just a crossover) people should NOT pull into the crossover until the car in front of them has left. Pulling up to their left when the first car is making a left turn is pure stupidity. Twice now I've seen this and the first car has no IDEA a car has pulled up on their left (because they are looking right) and that poor bastard clips the idiot that pulled up on their left.
As long as they are going the speed limit there is no problem the problem is people going 70-80 mph if you need to go that fast to get to work then you should get up a lot earlier and leave earlier and by the way where are the police that should be giving these people tickets, on route 4 people are using the right hand median as a lane
With the people that bitch the left lane is for passing what do you theink they will do about a stopped car blocking the left lane. I rarely use these crossovers but i believe there would be a lot of rear end accidents. I think many of these people are jist trying to avoid being rear ended.
I have tried doing it the right way and have had so many near miss fender benders it's crazy. Then the ones who pull up beside you on the left. I've even had them pull up to the right and speed into the lane and oncoming traffic. I've gotten so I avoid going out when the traffic is heavy (I can now, I'm retired). I just can't deal with the stupidity out there.The thing that escapes most of you (by reading the replies) is that many people around here HAVE NO COURTESY FOR OTHER DRIVERS! They do whatever they want, whenever they want because they are more important.
BTW.. with respects to the OP. The reason why there is such a cluster in the medians is because of people wanting to do a U-turn. They are programmed to enter the median into the left portion. I don't know how many times I have turned into the right portion of the median (correctly) and had an on-coming car just site there starring at me and not knowing what the hell to do!
Pretty sure I have seen crossovers without a dedicated lane. There is no way many would keep traveling if there is no room.If the dedicated lane to wait for that crossover is full, the correct answer is to keep moving to the next crossover, not to stop in the travel lane.
I'm the bad guy in most of these scenarios.
But it's not because I'm an ass - it's because I can 100% count on another driver doing the one thing in the world that will jack me up.
For example - in a merge - yep, I get over right away. Why? Because the ***s at the merge will crowd together and force me onto
the shoulder rather than let me in. THEN some ass ahead of me will put half his car on the shoulder just to piss me off.
I've had a tractor trailer do this to me, on purpose.
I make the short turn rather than the long turn. Why? Because I know if I do otherwise, some ass is going to cross over from the
turn BEHIND me screwing the next guy in line. The whole "you're blocking line of sight argument" is bull - it's what happens at every intersection with a light - and they don't paint those lines on the road so they cross. They run exactly as I turn without them.
If everybody was courteous on the road, I could see it - but it only takes ONE to screw it up, and that one always seems to show up.
THAT was the one thing about Boston driving that astonished me - they honor the whole "alternate weave" thing (I lived there for six years).So it's preemptive as$holery? And to clarify, that doesnt mean you're not an ass, just that you think you're are justified in being an ass.
See, in Boston, that actually works. But only becuase every single driver except the occasional tourist or CT resident does exactly the same