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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 2:02:28 PM

It's a law so simple to follow- yet so aggravating for traffic that is moving faster- that laws exist to make sure its kept to a minimum. Slower traffic keep right. Trucks many times are assigned to the right lanes to keep faster moving traffic flowing smoothly. But for one Maryland woman, she found out the hard way these laws exist.

The driver, who told the media she didn't want to disclose her name, was shocked for being cited for driving 63mph in a zone of highway marked 65mph. The driver told local NBC affiliate News4 that she was driving in the left lane of I-95 in Laurel last Friday when she was pulled over and cited for failing to move right.

According to the ticket, two miles per hour under the speed limit in the...

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kribs72
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2013 6:01:42 PM

Ticket every idiot that can't keep right. Some even wonder why you are tailgating, they then brake just to spite you, essentially screwing up the point of the passing lane even more than they already have. Stupid self-absorbed morons can't comprehend what's going on around them when there are 10 cars behind them all waiting for one idiot to move over. Better yet shoot them. If you can't handle the conditions, keep to the right. There are better more experienced drivers driving better-maintained vehicles.
Another rant, the idiot with no snow tires that wants to drive in the bare patch while prepared drivers have to follow their pace because they can't outfit their vehicle for winter conditions.
The problem? Police don't enforce this. They focus too much on tickets.
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paulweb
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2013 2:23:41 PM

Cheers: She should have moved over to the right.
Jeers: The officer could have let her go with a warning.
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mdcsgt
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2013 1:34:34 PM

Excellent Law. Get out the way!! I hate to see two or more lanes of traffic "Drag racing to see who can go the SLOWEST" It's better for ALL to let the faster traffic go!! If he/she is doing 90+ they'll pay sooner or later!!
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priver
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 11:48:14 AM

my tax's pay for both lanes!! relax..
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Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 8:45:54 AM

Dont forget to ticket the ones that pass me like Im standing still, when Im doing the speed limit on the Interstate.
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borsht
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 2:30:37 AM

What if you are going over the speed limit and are still the slowest car?

A judge onc told me that he would never cite someone for obstructing traffic in the inside lane if he was at ar above the speed limit.
Now 2 miles under the speed limit, I can see the policeman writing the ticket; but don't think a judge will uphold it.
It's against the law clearly that the speed limit is the same in all lanes.
What's realy aggravating is when we have 3 or 4 lanes in each direction and 3 of the lanes are occupiced by big rigs all side by side blocking the freeway for a couple of miles on a freeway steep hill. All going about 1/2 the speed limit.
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Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:26:44 PM

Oh my
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krazkar
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 12:59:11 AM

I find I have to pass on the right way to often.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 9:21:31 AM

old news -- idiots need to get out of the passing lane... if you are one that just stays there then you are a terrible driver
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SmartShopper520
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 8:46:54 AM

slow traffic SHOULD keep to the right lane, be considerate of other drivers
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werich44
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 7:40:24 AM

Enforcing this law would certainly reduce road rage.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 10:43:29 PM

old news... move over!!
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MBar351
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 8:45:20 PM

We need more tickets issued for this offense. I don't understand why so many drivers seem to feel entitled to cruise along mindlessly in the left lane when traffic is stacking up behind them, or cars are whizzing by to their right.
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chuckl95453
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 3:03:14 PM

It's the law
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 10:53:11 AM

Speed Kills! ...remember the Corvair????
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 9:09:21 AM

Speeding is still the most dangerous.
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priver
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 4:04:06 AM

ahh, but it's smoother...
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RamJammer
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2013 3:24:07 AM

I drove in Europe for two years. There you only used the left lane while actually passing no matter how fast you were driving and you had to yield the lane to any vehicle approaching from the rear that flashes their headlights. The system works great! But they take driving serious over there and everybody is trained to a higher standard. Not like here in the US where the car has become a rolling entertainment center/phone booth.

If we're ever going to see things change it's going to have to start in driver's education before people get their licenses and we're going to have to be willing to take Granny's license from her when she can no longer see over the steering wheel and parks her Buick by feel. Until then I would be happy to see truck drivers resist the temptation to pass another truck holding up traffic for 5 minutes when they are only capable of going one half of a mile per hour faster.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2013 8:48:54 AM

this is old but they still wont move over!!!
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gwhizz13
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2013 4:49:36 PM

Good!
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2013 4:25:30 PM

ticket them all !!! terrible drivers
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Radicalrose
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 11:32:48 PM

If you stay wigh flow still move over cuz someone is always going faster than you
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 6:02:07 PM

I always drive in the slower lane, unless I'm passing.
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gasokie
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 4:03:12 PM

Seems simple enough.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 12:30:01 PM

even if you are going 85 and a lane is open to the right..... get over
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jaxtrax
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 2:17:54 PM

You're saying all those people going 85 mph pull over to the right when they're not passing... NOT...
You're also saying she's breaking the law by not moving out of the way for people who are breaking the law.

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jaxtrax
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 2:12:27 PM

When someone is driving near or at the limit the limit, logically they can't be cited for going too slow ... anyone who was inconvenienced would have been speeding. I presume if she challenged that ticket in court, she would be exonerated. You can't argue you have to make way for people who are breaking the law.
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 1:31:32 PM

The left lane on I-95 between Baltimore and DC is usually traveling between 80 - 85 mph easily (traffic allowing of course). When somebody insist on driving below or at the speed limit it presents more of a danger with people who are trying to pass on the right. There are signs on the road that say 'Slower traffic keep right'. They are there for a reason. The troopers in the median seem to tolerate 15 mph over as I pass by them many times a day.

If you want to be 'safe' and drive the speed limit, GET IN THE RIGHT LANE!! Or better yet, get on a secondary road, ie: US 1, and drive 45 mph at your heart's content. I'm sure that will be in the left lane too.
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Radicalrose
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 12:28:28 PM

move to the right and you won't get a ticket.Let the left lanes speed and get the bigger tickets........
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felixculpa
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 11:08:47 AM

Don't they have a "Basic Speed Law" in Maryland: "Travel no faster than safe"?
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scoutbuddy42
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 7:42:34 PM

Cheers...
It drives me nuts to get stuck behind someone going much slower than the rest of the traffic, while in the left lane.
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BANZAI56
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 5:34:05 PM

Cheers to the trooper.
Wish more of them would ticket people for this!

(Those that don't agree are probably the ones guilty of it.)
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doomsday
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 4:32:05 PM

Jeers! She was going so close to the speed limit in bad conditions, no way
should she have been penalized for going under!
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777777777
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 1:44:12 PM

Cheers to the trooper.
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Batdan
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 11:08:49 PM

Cheers to the trooper!
Stay out of the fast/passing lanes until you want/need to pass another vehicle.
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 9:52:44 AM

JOYBUG said
"WE DON'T KNOW THE WHOLE STORY. I DON'T KNOW IF SHE SHOULD HAVE OR SHOULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN THE TICKET."

Read the article. She was driving in the passing lane at less than the speed limit. She deserved a ticket.
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domermd
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 8:53:17 AM

Cheers! It's so aggravating to see those cars that stay in the left lane, even though the right lane is clear. This is especially irritating on the interstate highway, when those permanent left-laners drive just at the speed limit, as if trying to regulate traffic.
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phpearso
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 11:55:49 PM

CHEERS!
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phpearso
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 11:55:21 PM

The defense is all wet! More problems with congestion than speeding safely, plus who says the cops condone speeding??
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phpearso
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 11:52:26 PM

AMEN! There used to be bumper stickers for the left rear side saying "Passing Side" and the one for the right rear said "SUICIDE".

On a three lane Interstate when driving in the center or left lanes @ about 5 mph over the limit, I see some wiseguy doing about 20 mph over the limit and he looks like he will pass in the right side slow lane I will ease over there and make him pass on the left if he wants to go by.

I have no respect for those kind of peeps.
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 7:14:24 PM

Jeers to the trooper for not just giving a warning.
Cheers to the trooper for stopping her.
People should pay attention to this
convention, whether it is a law or not.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 5:40:30 PM

old... again it is a PASSING lane - move over!
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JOYBUG
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 11:50:07 AM

WE DON'T KNOW THE WHOLE STORY. I DON'T KNOW IF SHE SHOULD HAVE OR SHOULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN THE TICKET.
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donnieblue1007
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:57:32 AM

Read the article first! The ticket was for not keeping to the right when not passing it was not for being to miles under the speed limit. Some tickets are unjustified, but that doesn't apply in this case!
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donnieblue1007
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:57:31 AM

Read the article first! The ticket was for not keeping to the right when not passing it was not for being to miles under the speed limit. Some tickets are unjustified, but that doesn't apply in this case!
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jim27106
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 12:22:34 AM

Cheers!

When I don't like the wind I drive in the right lane. It isn't too complicated.

Again, yay Maryland trooper.
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TCon313
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 11:04:45 PM

That woman deserved the ticket. Move out of the left lane, plain and simple.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 9:15:57 PM

There ya go, give 'em a ticket!
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 11:24:02 AM

MOVE OVER
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TSgtCarverRetired
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 10:28:00 AM

Wonder if she was being passed by a lot of traffic on the right, or was everyone going slow.
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