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Posted by Cathy F. on July 8, 2006, 4:01 pm

How many people on 2-lane roads where passing is difficult get POed at you
when they're stuck behind a car going 40 on a 55 road?


Posted by Bill on July 8, 2006, 4:26 pm

Ah yes, leveraging one's fuel economy.  When this happens, they are saving
gas too.  Those who get POed are simply too stupid to care about.

Posted by Cathy F. on July 8, 2006, 4:46 pm

I want to get from point A to point B, without being held up by the
slow-poke in front of me - no matter how virtuous his/her motives.  Ever
notice how long of a line forms behind someone going 45-ish on a 2-lane road
where safe passing places are few & far between?  That alone shows that most
people have no desire to go 40 mph on a 55 road.



Posted by Bill on July 8, 2006, 5:14 pm

Honestly, Cathy, I was thinking in terms of driving the speed limit.  I
drive 55 when the speed limit is 55 and occasionally cause these long lines.
I don't feel sorry for those behind me.  I've met a few patrol cars under
these circumstances so perhaps I've even saved one a speeding ticket.  Only
4-lane divided highways have higher speed limits in MN.  Although I drive 55
on these too, the other cars are free to pass in the left lane.  On occasion
I've found myself in the right lane in a line of other drivers who have also
elected to drive 55.

I hear people complain about the high cost of fuel , blaming someone else
for gouging them.  These selfish people will be the last to admit that they
are empowered to lower that price through conservation.  There is something
unfair about my paying more for gas because they are wasting it.

Posted by Cathy F. on July 9, 2006, 7:52 pm

If you're driving the speed limit, then no cause for people behind you to
get irritated, IMO.  They may want to go faster, but that will be up to
them.  But 40 mph was the speed being advocated in the previous posts, which
I didn't think was realistic for most drivers.


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