I've been moving over for as long as I can remember for both emergency vehicles and anyone on the side of a highway. If I cannot move over due to traffic volume, I slow down and move to the far side of the lane opposite of the shoulder.
I've been pulled aside twice for flat tires on the highway. Iíve been on both sides and itís scary.
You should see how much your car wobbles when itís up in the air after cars and trucks zipping by you clocking 100+.
My worst experience was when I was on the left shoulder. Holy smokes, they must have been passing me over 120+. I could see them coming and compared to the cars on the second lane, they were moving much faster. I even had one guy high beam me (BMW
) as I was about to put the tire on....WTF! I do clearly recall that he was one of the fastest cars that passed me....what a moron!
No, I wasn't driving the BMW both these times.
So yes, you should move over and ease up on the accelerator.