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Wheels.7

Road Rage

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{Wheels.7.19}: Jil {rabbit} Mon, 31 May 2004 16:49:52 CDT (29 lines)

<<   No, I think it's teaching people how to drive for their own
protection (ref: 'escape lane') at the expense of being better
drivers
in the socially responsible sense.>>

Obviously our view of "socially responsible" is completely at odds.
But I'm sure even Volvo calls their method "defensive driving",
don't they?

As for referring to an "escape lane", how is that anything other
than being socially responsible? If you're in the middle lane, and a
driver from the left starts to bear over and you've got a car on
your right, it isn't just about your protection. You're now
involving two other vehicles. Move to the right and you strike that
driver; stay in your lane and the other driver strikes you. I fail
to see how alerting drivers to an "escape lane" is in any shape or
form a selfish act.

<<   Having one lane for traffic and two lanes for passing makes as
much
sense as putting all the slow cars in the left lane.>>

It does if drivers use the three lanes correctly. Slow traffic in
the left lane. Overtaking traffic in the middle lane, which moves to
the right when finished passing. Traffic moving faster than the
middle lane passes in that one.

Bottom line: if someone passes you on the right, you're in the wrong
lane.

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