Re: Left-lane laws not necessary, March 19 editorial.
Regarding the ‘road hogs’ as they call them, who hold up traffic in the left lane, I understand that the police are going to crack down on people who continue to be road hogs.
This is quite humorous.
I would really like to understand how a driver driving at the speed limit in the left lane of a freeway could be classified as a road hog.
If the speed limit is 100 km/h and the driver is doing just that, why should the driver have to move because someone coming up behind them is obviously speeding? The speed limit is the speed limit, so anyone exceeding the speed limit should be given a ticket, while anyone driving the speed limit in no matter what lane should be left alone.
I say this with a touch of humour, of course, because I find myself coming up on drivers who do hold up traffic and drive me crazy. Why? Because they’re doing the speed limit.
I, like most drivers on the freeway, speed and don’t like to be held up by someone in the left lane if they are traveling slower than I am. Speed limit on the freeway is 100 km/h and I see that most drivers, including me, are probably driving closer to 110-120 km/h. This is probably the correct speed for the freeway, but it is not posted. I hope slower drivers will move over when they see a car coming up behind them.
It would be interesting to be given a ticket for holding up traffic when you are doing the speed limit. This is another brilliant piece of legislation presented by our government. Aren’t there more important decisions to be made?
Roger Currie, Surrey