Date registered: Apr 2009
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But since they practice lane courtesy in Germany, the guy doing 100 can easily move left to allow a slower vehicle to safely merge. This is the point of "keep right" laws. If you are going faster than someone on the onramp, it is ok to pass them in the left lane and allow them to safely merge into the right.
My last comment was in response to the Socal example in which the entire road was very congested and that there are six lanes available and the far right lane is the fastest. If people are doing 80+ in the right lane and can't move left, the people on the onramp trying to merge have far less road to work with. Not to mention, its harder to slow from 80 when exiting.
Here in CO. every foot of onramp is needed to reach 75 mph it seems. The altitude sucks 18-20% of the horsepower out of every engine. This is on the front range at 6000 feet or so. On I-70 up around the Eisenhower Tunnel it is around 11,000 feet in which the horsepower loss is about 30%.
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