Re: Why do you need to pass that person?

> 1) You're coming up to the last stop light prior to your needing to turn
> right.  The light turns red, there is one person in front of you who has
> been going a reasonable 5 mph over the limit.  You notice that the left
> lane is clear, so you cut over - knowing full well that when the light
> turns green, you intend to try to pass that person in the right lane,
> cut over, hit your brakes, and make your right turn.
>  - ????? Why ????? -

To make a point about the speed, not the turn--in Los Angeles, I maintain that 
the city speed limits are about 10mph lower than they should be, so 5mph above 
posted is not a "reasonable" speed to me.
> 2) It's rush hour.  Everyone is going about the same reasonable speed of
> about 5 mph over the limit, so the excuse "they're driving too slow" is
> not applicable.  You're approaching a red light on a two-lane road that
> you know is about to merge into one lane shortly after the light (right
> lane ends).  1, 2, or maybe 3 cars are already stopped in the left lane
> and the right lane is clear.  Why do you pull up in the right lane
> intending to pass and get in front of those 1, 2, 3, or more cars that
> got there before you?  Do you realize that the Internet wouldn't work if
> the bits that make up these messages had the same disrespect for basic
> queuing theory?

For most people who like to drive a bit faster than the unwashed masses, an 
open lane is an invitation.  I prefer to have open road in front of me for when 
(not if) someone does something incredibly stupid to cause an accident--at 
least they've done it behind me.


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