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Let’s put this passing lane issue to bed…

I highlighted it for everyone.

Alberta Traffic Safety Act. Left lane; being driven at or close to the posted speed.

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  1. Let me dumb it down further.
    Get out of the left lane.

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  2. Returning to Edmonton from Sylvan Lake NB on highway 2 last Christmas I past, at one count while driving in the right lane, 40 vehicles driving in the left lane hell bent on holding their position in that fast left passing lane.
    I honked at each left lane runner as I passed, yes I was riding my horn, and when I needed the left lane to pass a slower right lane vehicle I hollard out to the lucky left lane hog beside me “Ready or Not…Here I Come”.
    I’m pretty sure you can guess what happened then. Lol “NOT MY FAULT” “NOT MY FAULT”. DIPSHITS. Learn the rules.

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  3. Why can’t people stay right unless passing? I see so many vehicles driving in the left lane even if there are no vehicles in the right lane. Rule of thumb: stay right unless passing.

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  4. Yea I posted several pictures from the very same document… it doesn’t matter to people who have decided what the laws are for themselves. The very same people will likely come on back and continue to argue the proof, just like the last thread.

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  5. Adam Dee Adam Dee says:

    If people wanted to know the rules of the road they would have read the drivers handbook to get their class 7 to begin with… you can’t educate the ignorant.

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  6. This talks about a centre line. Henday doesn’t have a centre line, it has a field median. So I think this doesn’t apply?

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  7. This video explains why it is safer to only use the left lane for passing. https://www.facebook.com/ezraklein/videos/721965914657680/

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  8. Graham Frost Graham Frost says:

    I stay in the left lane during rush hour south leg of henday by 111th merge. Every car should move over into the left lane to allow the large volume of cars coming onto the henday during rush hour. This is why the henday needs a center lane all the way around….

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  9. Kate Ward Kate Ward says:

    This is just my opinion, but I think that one of the biggest issues on both Henday and Whitemud is that people drive to close to the car in front of them, especially in the right lane. It makes merging and trying to get into the right lane to exit so difficult and everyone has to slow down while someone tries to squeeze into a gap that barely exists. Spread out a bit. On the Whitemud, stay out of the right lane unless you are merging or exiting.

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  10. First of all, henday is not in an urban area. It’s in the city.
    Second, it’s a freeway not highway.
    Third, there is no passing lane on henday. It’s just common courtesy that people move but it’s not the law.
    If I’m in far left lane and I’m already going 110 which is 10 over speed limit there, and some one comes up behind me, why should I move? They can move and go around

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    • Hugh Black Hugh Black says:

      And there’s the issue right there!!! This mentality is what causes accidents…. and road rage. People break checking and causing accidents. What if they have an emergency to get to. Or better yet, what if you did, and you were blocked by someone in the left lane that wouldn’t move over. Would you not be upset at this? My guess is yes. So why not give people the benefit of the doubt and just move over?? Pretty simple concept!

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    • Lack of mentality would be a better description Hugh, not only does Dianne not k ow the difference between Highway and Freeway in this case, but she obviously does not know the difference between Urban and Rural or what they mean. Not that any or either are applicable to her straw man claims.

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    • James Fischer I do know what it means. And henday is a freeway asshat look it up. I’ve posted the proof that it’s considered a freeway. And I do also know difference between rural and urban. You just wanna be right. But you are not. Look it up and call city police and show me where the signs are that say slower traffic keep right?

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    • Hugh Black just so you know I don’t hit my brakes. I just don’t move. It’s not the law to move. It’s not a highway like Calgary trail.

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    • Hugh Black Hugh Black says:

      And again, you’re part of the problem. You’d rather try to piss someone off then just move over and let them pass. It’s that “Not my problem that he’s in a rush” attitude It’s just as bad in my books as break checking. It’s in the same catagory of just being a douche. Being a selfish moron will get you killed on a highway…. being considerate is not hard.

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    • Hugh Black I am considerate. You don’t even know me. I’m just saying I don’t have to move. It’s just common courtesy. It’s not the law. I’m not a problem on the road. No accidents and a few speeding tickets but that’s it. I’m a cautious driver. I’m also not selfish or a douche but you sir are a douche. And entitled to the left lane. If your going more than 110 on henday which is way faster than you should, you are the problem. You are a reckless asshole. You cause accidents for being in a rush. Stick with the rules.

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    • Hugh Black Hugh Black says:

      Dianne Machado You’re right, I don’t know you other than what you write here, and that’s what I comment on. You say I don’t know you, then call me a douche and a wreck less asshole? Lol. OK lady!!!

      And only a few speeding tickets? Good for you. So you can’t say you don’t speed or as you put it, sticking to the rules. At least you can admit that. Going around someone who’s in the left lane causes the swerving people are talking about. So who’s in the wrong then. The person that refuses to move, or the one who does the swerving. I bet you can’t say you haven’t had an emergency, or been in a rush where someone is going slower than you’d like to be going and gotten frustrated and pulled up on their ass. Think about that next time you’re going to play speed police. It’s a dangerous game you play out there. And me, if someone’s going faster than me, I’ll pull to the next lane cause I don’t want to come home in a body bag.

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    • Hugh Black no I don’t pull on anyone’s ass because I know better. I’ll just go around them when it’s safe to do so.
      So what you are saying, is even in a normal city road, 2 lanes, and I’m in left lane, I should move for those going faster in a let’s say 60 km zone?

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    • Hugh Black Hugh Black says:

      We’re talking highways, not inner city driving. Let’s stick to the topic here.

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    • Hugh Black Hugh Black says:

      But you didn’t answer my question. Who’s being more dangerous…. the one swerving around someone who isn’t moving in the left lane, or the one blocking traffic from moving more fluidly in the left lane, possibly causing multiple people to swerve around them?? I’m curious as to your answer. I’m pretty sure what you’ll chose, but you could surprise me.

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    • Hugh Black well henday is not a highway. It’s a freeway. I’ve said it a thousand times

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    • Hugh Black Hugh Black says:

      And the point of that is……. it’s still a stretch of road that people go +100 km an hour on it.

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    • Hugh Black it’s more dangerous for people to be going 140 down henday. Why are they going that fast? That’s what’s dangerous. So whether I move or don’t move, they are the dangerous ones.

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    • Hugh Black which they shouldn’t be. That’s their problem.

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    • Hugh Black Hugh Black says:

      Think about this for a second…… So, if they could go straight through, in the left lane going 140 if you moved over and continued on, or come up on you, hit their breaks, swerve into the other lane then change back over, that’s less dangerous to you? It’s the mentality of “its not my problem, and im not going to get out of the way cause I don’t have to” that selfishness that scares me on the highway. If people were a bit more curtious, and not just talking you, we’d have less accidents. But until you and others, change your way of thinking, you’ll always be the dangerous one. Even if you don’t see it.

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    • Didn’t we do this yesterday, (since we are going to name call) you stunned, clueless, selfish, ignorant, twat?

      Get this straight, you and people just like you ARE THE PROBLEM.
      You are a shitty driver, and ultimately you are a danger to everyone on the road, because you believe that you are entitled to drive however the hell you want. That is the bottom line. Period. End of story.

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    • James Fischer listen here, you stunned, clueless, selfish, ignorant twat, you ARE the problem! I’m a great drive, hence no accidents jerk off. I’m not entitled, I just follow rules. You driving at 140 down henday is the problem. People that exceed their speed to that are dangerous. If your going 100 to 110 and you have to change lanes, you won’t swerve and cause accidents. Period. End of story.

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    • Hugh Black I’m done arguing with stupidity. If you can’t see that driving at 140 is insane in henday then your just a crazy as James over there. If they weren’t going 140 it wouldn’t be a problem now would it. So shut up, do you and I’ll do me.

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    • Its even worse than that Hugh Black. Let’s just say Dianne there is blissfully running along in the left lane (around 100). Let’s face it, I seriously doubt that she has the comprehension or ability to operate in cruise control. So while she says (and thinks) she is doing 100, in reality she is fluctuating somewhere between 94-100. Someone comes up behind, locked in on their cruise at 105-110 range (as everyone always goes to the extreme, I will keep to the far more realistic and common). They’re not recklessly bolting down the road, they’re just comfortable locking in their speed than the idiots like Dianne. So since she won’t move, and you know damn well that there’s always a pretty full line in the right, buddy has to tap his brakes to remove his CC, and slow to her speed.
      What does that do to the traffic behind him as well? It’s a ripple effect, of brake lights and speed difference which creates not only a rolling roadblock, but a hazard to every car behind her selfish ass.

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    • I don’t drive at 140, and calling me the same names that describe you to a tee, is laughable. You shouldn’t just stay off the roads, but off the internet as well.

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    • James Fischer I don’t drive at 140 either. It was an example. Didn’t say you drive at 140. Stupidity of the human race. Ignorant, intolerable humans. That’s laughable. Go away now.

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    • James Fischer ya that’s exactly what I do. Cruise control set at 110. I already said that. Sorry you can’t read.

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    • Wow!! Speed limit is a speed limit no matter what lane you are driving in. End of story!

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    • So you are already speeding, and breaking the rule of the law, yet somehow feel that no one needs or should go faster than that.

      I will add arrogant hypocrite to the list.

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    • James Fischer go eat a cheeseburger. Go away now.

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  11. Amber Morin Amber Morin says:

    Unless your a police officer, don’t take the law into your own hands.
    Someone speeding? Let them
    Someone wants to pass you, who cares move right. Let them

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  12. Amazing! The speedd limit is the speed limit no matter what lane you are driving in, no matter what road you are driving on. If you want to speed then speed, who cares. But don’t expect another driver to speed to get out of your way. I really don’t think you will pay their speeding ticket.

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