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Old 08-04-2017, 09:19 PM   #11
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Just looked it up and your right there is a left lane law down here also.
There are getting to be more and more wrong way drivers and resulting wrecks. I'd like to see a study on which lane they were in when it happened.
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Old 08-05-2017, 04:25 AM   #12
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My biggest concern with it is that there will be more people cutting back and forth which will create more opportunities for collisions and it will be tougher for cars getting on the highway to merge in. I tend to hang in the left lane but I'm usually going a little faster than everyone else. I never impede traffic. Occasionally I'll get some Dale jr wannabe running the Late to Work Grand Prix, (which I can totally identify with) and I'll move over and let them through.

I see it as a courtesy to stay out of the merge lane. Common sense and courtesy should be the rule of the road but we all know how that works. Add to that all the distracted drivers, impaired drivers, and just outright idiots out there, you really do take your life in your hands every time you go out...


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Old 08-06-2017, 12:12 AM   #13
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Pulling a load on the repo-rig, or heavy loaded on the car hauler, all makes for a very rough ride. Considering Oklahoma doesn't maintain the roads - especially the right lane - enough to keep them smooth, the left lane is the smoother of the two and promotes less wear and tear on my vehicles. I move over when I see traffic coming up, and try to not be a dick, but the left lane is where I'll be considering I drive 5-10 over anyway.

Just have to play it all out. Some asshat in government had to have been hung up in traffic and decided we all needed to be regulated better to make his life easier.
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:23 AM   #14
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...and decided we all needed to be regulated better to make his life easier.
And the lives of many of us who do not like left lane bandits. You may pull over to let people by, but many left laners don't, and that's what this law is for. Additionally, those who won't move over force a pass in the right lane (if it's clear - there may be a right laner there who's minding his own biz, legal, and staying where he should be).
I can appreciate your road condition comment - 100% valid - but I applaud this new law and look forward to its enforcement (hopefully).
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:28 PM   #15
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I deal with the left lane loosers every time I go to our shop on 75. I'm talking about the ones that camp out in the left lane for 10 miles or more and barely do the speed limit. I set my cruise at 65 and just go, I'll pass them, then they wake up and speed up, then they get to screwing with their phone and start to lag and I catch up again. Those are the assholes I hate.

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Old 08-12-2017, 12:06 AM   #16
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I guess I don't have anything that rides well enough to tell the difference in the lane conditions. HaHa
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:54 PM   #17
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I'm pretty sure this is the text of the law (Title 47-11-309) and if I read what they have in it correctly, there is a heckuva loophole in it. The bold emphasis in paragraph 3 is mine.

If I read it correctly, this pertains only to vehicles moving less than the posted speed limit. The devil is going to be in the details, and I can't wait to see someone fight this in court. The laws are essentially a 'contract' with the public, and any ambiguity in a contract leans towards the persons not writing said contract.

What do you guys see in this?

�47-11-309.


Whenever any roadway has been divided into two or more clearly
marked lanes for traffic, the following rules in addition to all
others consistent herewith shall apply.
1. A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely
within a single lane and shall not be moved from the lane until the
driver has first ascertained that the movement can be made with
safety and then given a signal, not less than the last one hundred
(100) feet traveled by the vehicle, of his intention to change lanes.
2. Upon a roadway which is divided into three lanes, a vehicle
shall not be driven in the center lane except when overtaking and
passing another vehicle where the roadway is clearly visible and such
center lane is clear of traffic within a safe distance, or in
preparation for a left turn or where such center lane is at the time
allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the direction the vehicle
is proceeding and is signposted to give notice of such allocation.
3. Upon a roadway which is divided into four or more lanes, a
vehicle proceeding at less than the maximum posted speed
, except when
reduced speed is necessary for safe operation, shall not impede the
normal flow of traffic by driving in the left lane. Such vehicle
shall be driven in the right-hand lane except when overtaking and
passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction or when
preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road
or driveway.
4. Official signs may be erected directing slow-moving traffic
to use a designated lane or designating those lanes to be used by
traffic moving in a particular direction regardless of the center of
the roadway and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of
every such sign.
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:25 AM   #18
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From interviews with OHP that i've seen on the news, legal speed is not the issue. If you are blocking the left lane at any speed, you are required to move over.
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:10 AM   #19
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Does anybody know the reason for this law? my guess is trying to keep down the right hand passing which is not legal either but saw several folks doing just that on the way down here yesterday. Some because the car in front would not pull over and others because they were impatient and didn't give people time to move over after passing a slower vehicle.

Courtesy is getting harder to find on the hiways these days.
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:08 AM   #20
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Today it begins. See what happens on my way back south tomorrow.
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