Date registered: Dec 2006
Vehicle: 2000 Mercedes-Benz S500. Sold: 2000 C230K, Sold: 1997 Porsche 944S
Location: New York City, NY, USA
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Wow, your panties are in a bunch today!
It is NOT Illegal, as you say, to do the Speed Limit. Your logic is completely flawed. The Speed Limit is the Law of the State. There is no option for exceeding it. Try exceeding the Speed Limit, get a Summons, go to Court and see if your argument wins over the Judge.
Lot's of folks are doing the EXACT, as you state, probably because they are using Cruise Control.
I have lived in many states, many countries, at no time have I ever known
it is legal to exceed the posted Speed Limit.
Roads are not safer, as you state, when a "speed demon" passes you up.
I have noticed those who are adamant about exceeding the speed limit are the ones who are the speed demons. It never crosses their mind for them to switch lanes. Never crosses their mind to slow down, switch lanes, go around the "offender". It always amazes me that the one who IS breaking the Law, then uses a phantom, nonexistant, imagined "law" to sanctify their behaviour.
I have lived in Germany. So pay attention to me, there ARE speed limits everywhere in Germany. I have many many tickets to prove this.
The Autobahn has them. The local roads have them. The Tubes have them.
OBTW-Italy, France, Middle East also have Speed Limit Laws, so does Africa, North America and many other countries.
To request to pass someone, in Deutschland, you do not Highbeam Flash, like we rudely do in the USA.
They use a "left turn signal". To let the person in front of them know,
" Please, I would like to pass on your left..."
I love this simple courtesy.
As you further state, we DO have the "right" ( actually it's a privilege ) to use the Interstate highway system. Regardless of what you may think, I still maintain this privilege. Sorry it upsets you so much.
For the record, I live in bloody Orlando, Florida. Drivers here suck. Bigtime.
Horrificly rude. And for the record, I am a right lane or middle lane driver.
Mostly I stay in the slow lane, right lane.
I do practice courtesies, written and unwritten.
But I certainly don't blog about illegal activities and pronounce them
as legally/morally/ethically right.
Recall-if you do have a lane hugger, chill yourself a moment, then simply, calmy switch lanes, go around them and carry on.
You'll live longer by relaxing a little.
New York City, NY
United States of America