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Old 03-03-2015, 09:32 PM   #1
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B.C.'s left-lane hogs to face tougher rules, transportation minister promises



I would so want this here in Ontario, and actually have it enforced.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...ises-1.2979684

"Transportation Minister Todd Stone said Monday he plans legislation to give more power to police to ticket drivers who aren't using the lane to pass."

"Drivers who clog up the fast lane aren't just a nuisance, said Stone. They also cause some serious problems on the road"
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:03 PM   #2
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Amen to that!!! One of the #1 problems on the road today....
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:22 PM   #3
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I don't see why not, it's an easy cash grab for the gov and the end result will be better driving conditions.
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:59 PM   #4
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I'll let them pass if they don't tailgate me and signal nicely otherwise it's my spot.
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Old 03-04-2015, 02:24 PM   #5
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I'll let them pass if they don't tailgate me and signal nicely otherwise it's my spot.
If you are insinuating that you don't care if you clog the left lane (sorry if I am misreading), I LOVEEEEEE having arun in with people like you. Best part of my commute.

Again, If I am misinterpreting please let me know, don't mean to jump down your throat unless you deserve it.
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Old 03-04-2015, 02:47 PM   #6
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If you are insinuating that you don't care if you clog the left lane (sorry if I am misreading), I LOVEEEEEE having arun in with people like you. Best part of my commute.

Again, If I am misinterpreting please let me know, don't mean to jump down your throat unless you deserve it.
No, you did not misinterpret me. I like to own the distance between me and the car in front of me for braking. It's nothing personal.
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:37 PM   #7
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No, you did not misinterpret me. I like to own the distance between me and the car in front of me for braking. It's nothing personal.
You can "own the distance" between you and the car in front of you in any lane... how is this related to left lane hogging?

Explain yourself...
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:49 PM   #8
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I'll let them pass if they don't tailgate me and signal nicely otherwise it's my spot.
I'm the same way. If you are coming in fast and I see it I always move over if I have space. If you don't signal, your a jerk on the road, no I wont its My space its my braking zone keep out. one to many times people cut you off, don't signal and here I have to jam on my brakes cause your a impatient fool.

Its why I drive in the slow lane, 85% of the time its empty lol. I always signal properly, and I never hog the fast lane unless its rush hour which I leave a truck length because I hate shifting/ braking in stop and go conditions.
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:59 PM   #9
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We have the law, it's just not sufficient. That's what the guys who staged a rolling 100kmh roadblock were hit with, you have to keep the left lane open for passing. It's just not enforced because it's a nuisance ticket. People only care about laws when the penalty is something to fear.
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I'll let them pass if they don't tailgate me and signal nicely otherwise it's my spot.
Maybe they tailgate you because you don't move over as you should? People like you drive me crazy. The fast lane is for faster traffic. If you can move over and let them pass, do it.
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I'll let them pass if they don't tailgate me and signal nicely otherwise it's my spot.
Shitty atitude to have in my opinion. Instead of being curtious, and understanding that the guy behind you might wanna drive faster than you, you consciously don't let him by just because it's "your spot".


...and this is a great example as why this will never work in North America. Plain old ignorance.
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I would support this... but with a hefty fine in favour of demerit points. The insurance implications would be a little harsh. Hope this comes to Ontario soon.
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Thearchitect, you're an awful driver. I hope I don't run into you.
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Thearchitect, you're an awful driver. I hope I don't run into you.
lol what are you talking about. I move over when cars that are traveling faster, dont cut off people, I signal, I change lanes with enough space, and I fallow the laws that are in effect. so I dont see how I'm a bad driver.
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I don't believe in tailgating, but i think if you're quickly approaching a car from behind (in the far left lane), and you end up leaving a safe distance between them and yourself, then that person tends to think that you're ok with driving at the speed they're going at, hence why they don't move over.

So i think tailgating becomes a form of communication, and not aggression in those circumstances.
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