This makes sense to me

Why would we want to wait and try to merge in with the traffic in the left lane? No really, why?

When we have a perfectly good shoulder to use and keep traffic moving along… let’s use it.

I love it when people think.

Sincerely, Emily

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6 Responses to This makes sense to me

  1. narf77 says:

    Lol…it would seem that “good” driving habits are world wide šŸ˜‰

    • In some cases. I was happy to see someone decided to go around this stalled truck on the right and others had followed !

      • narf77 says:

        I agree…bush rules applied! Sometimes you have to do what you have to do and sitting in a stalled line of traffic when there is a perfectly safe road verge to detour around would seem the smartest alternative (especially when its just on dusk and dinner needs to be cooked for starving hoardes! ;)).

  2. yourothermotherhere says:

    Oh yes construction obstruction – NOT!

  3. Hilary says:

    In UK you are not supposed to use the hard shoulder except in emergency or unless directed to by police or highways engineers, generally the hard shoulder is for emergency vehicles.

    • Hi Hilary – This is what I found that references driving on an improved shoulder in the State of Texas:

      Ā§545.058 – DRIVING ON IMPROVED SHOULDER

      (a) An operator may drive on an improved shoulder to the right of the main traveled portion of a roadway if that operation is necessary and may be done safely, but only:

      (1) to stop, stand, or park;
      (2) to accelerate before entering the main traveled lane of traffic;
      (3) to decelerate before making a right turn;
      (4) to pass another vehicle that is slowing or stopped on the main traveled portion of the highway, disabled, or preparing to make a left turn;
      (5) to allow another vehicle traveling faster to pass;
      (6) as permitted or required by an official traffic control device; or
      (7) to avoid a collision

      So, what I thought made sense actually turns out to be legal. On 2-lane roads a lot of slower drivers will automatically pull over, even if there isn’t a good shoulder to allow a faster drive to pass.

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