Youâre in what you think is any other lane except that itâs âfastâ. One of us approaches you from behind at 65+ (and you look down to see youâre going 58 and you switch to your smug âjustifiedâ face because the sign says 55). While behind you, the driver begs you to move over.
Oh, how you should â the law says that you should, and quickly. But you donât.
The driver tries to be patient and now more cars start lining up behind him. Thereâs a quick flash of the high-beams, and your ego decides that youâll be stubborn (and in some cases you actually slow down ON PURPOSE or brake hard). In most cases you donât even care about the flashing lights, but you actually start complaining about the guy riding your bumper â maybe youâll text about itâ¦.
Now thereâs five or six vehicles lined up behind you, while you have enough distance ahead of you to land a jumbo jet and plenty of room to move over. Now the eighth vehicle back swerves across two lanes of traffic to go around not only you and the cars lined up behind you, but also around the slower cars in the two lanes to your right â only to find that thereâs NO good reason for you to be IN THE WAY!!
MOVE OVER. You donât have to be stubborn. Itâs not your lane. You donât have to be self-righteous.
Please be part of the solution and not the problem. Move right unless youâre passing a slower vehicle (not one travelling at the same speed you are).
Donât be the cause of traffic jams and the REASON for road rage â No one was angry until they came up behind YOU.