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Whenever I drive to Chicago there's this larger city in Indiana where the freeway opens up to several lanes. Every time I go, there are ALWAYS idiots traveling slowly in the middle and left lanes. Everybody else has to resort to passing on the right lane when it's safe (ha).
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Your folks now letting you drive to Chicago?

YouTube - Gary, Indiana ?

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hey there!

Your folks now letting you drive to Chicago?

YouTube - Gary, Indiana ?
Not alone because I still don't have my license yet. I'll get it for sure sometime next month. But, yes it is Gary, Indiana.

The Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival is this week and on my way down to Grand Haven I noticed about a quarter of the cars there were from Illinois. They're even more aggressive here in Michigan than they are over in their state. Aggressive and fast in an idiotic way though. I'm not sure if a lifted Jeep Cherokee is the best vehicle to be swerving between lanes with at 70 mph when the rest of traffic is moving at 55mph (the speed limit) to 60 mph.

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Anyone who makes fun of Oklahoma has obviously never seen Gary, Indiana.
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I get the tailgating problem very often. Since I only drive a van or an SUV I usually get the little econoboxes tailgating trying to get into my slipstream or whatever to get the most MPG out of their cars.

There are a lot of idiots that try to beat the yellow and even continue when the left turn signal turns red when they're hundreds of feet away.
Hey, as the driver of a natural resource hogging SUV, it is your civic duty to let econobox drivers slip in behind you and take advantage of that block sized hole you make in the air for them to drive through. Consider it your payback to society for driving that gas hogging pig SUV or worse and cooperate. And it will make you more popular with the likes of Jaybaugh who will appreciate any cooperation you extend to him when he moves in behind you. Jim
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Hey, as the driver of a natural resource hogging SUV, it is your civic duty to let econobox drivers slip in behind you and take advantage of that block sized hole you make in the air for them to drive through. Consider it your payback to society for driving that gas hogging pig SUV or worse and cooperate. And it will make you more popular with the likes of Jaybaugh who will appreciate any cooperation you extend to him when he moves in behind you. Jim
You see, that's when I nail it and leave them behind because they're too afraid of using gas to catch up.

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Hey, as the driver of a natural resource hogging SUV, it is your civic duty to let econobox drivers slip in behind you and take advantage of that block sized hole you make in the air for them to drive through.
Keeps bugs of their windshield too.

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The outside or far left lane is for overtaking only. If you cruise around there, a cop could by all rights, pull you over and ticket you for improper lane usage. I had this conversation with a highway patrolman, actually.
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Yeah you are probably right, he was probably so out of touch he would think that.
No, you are the one out of touch with the vagaries of life on the road.

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