LETTERS: Left-lane use on gov’t shoulders

Editor:

The provincial government has now enacted a law to compel motorists to drive in the right-hand lane of freeways.

Editor:

The provincial government has now enacted a law to compel motorists to drive in the right-hand lane of freeways unless they are in the process of passing.

The government has to shoulder some of the blame why drivers use the left lane to excess.

It has to do with on-ramps on freeways where drivers don’t speed up to the traffic flow. They enter at a speed that is often 20 km/h less than the traffic-flow speed.

This is either because the slow enterers don’t know, or that the on-ramp is not long enough for all vehicles to attain the proper speed.

When a slow vehicle enters the flow, it has often a tail of vehicles behind it forced to do the same.

The same thing happens in reverse near off-ramps that are too short. Motorists are forced to slow down the highway flow or stomp on the brake as soon as one is out of the flow. Either way is not good traffic management.

Motorists know these slowdowns occur and get in the left lane before it becomes impossible to do so.

Harmen Kooyman, Surrey

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Wanted Burnaby man arrested in White Rock

34-year-old facing 15 charges, including sexual assault

PHOTOS: South Surrey veteran honoured by South Korea as Ambassador for Peace

Medal presented to Donald McClellan an ‘expression of gratitude’ for service during Korean War

Surrey officer-impersonation scam continues ‘almost daily’

Police reiterate warning that demands for Bitcoin in exchange for waived charges are fraudulent

North Delta yoga studio’s Fridays at the Farm to benefit local animal sanctuary

The outdoor four-class series will benefit Perfect Pastures Animal Sanctuary in Ladner

Jamie Bacon pleads guilty to charge in Surrey Six case

The plea brings an end to a complex legal case that has spanned more than a decade

Horgan says B.C. restart making gains as more people come out of their homes

B.C. announced the easing of more restrictions on businesses, recreation and travel last month

Conservatives say police should be called into investigate WE charity scandal

Trudeau is already under investigation by the ethics commissioner for potential conflict of interest

Amber Alert continues for missing Quebec girls, 6 and 11, and their father

Police issued the alert for Norah Carpentier, 11, and Romy Carpentier, 6, from Levis, Que.

Limit police access to lethal weapons in Indigenous communities: Justice Summit

Grassroots-organized National Indigenous Justice Summit was a free-to-attend two-day videoconference

Mayors welcome rideshare expansion to eastern Lower Mainland

As of Thursday, Lyft is now offering service throughout Metro Vancouver

Canadian policing organization calls for decriminalization of simple illicit drug possession

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police want policing focus of opioid crisis to be replaced with a health one

Filing deadline in RCMP sexual-harassment class-action extended due to COVID-19

Plaintiffs now have until January 2021 to submit claims for up to $222,000

Hefty undeclared driver charges piling up, ICBC warns customers

Average extra penalty $2,971 after an at-fault accident

Survey, hotline launched amid probe into racist blood-alcohol guessing game at B.C. hospital

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has been appointed to lead an investigation by Health Minister Adrian Dix

Most Read

l -->