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A forgotten lesson

Monday, July 21, 2008
Dear Fellow Oregon Drivers,

I'd like to point you to the bottom of page 33 of the Oregon Driver's Manual. You see where it talks about "Keeping Right"? I'm sure you overlooked it last time you read it (or maybe you simply forgot the lesson) but really, it's quite important.

You see, when you're cruising down the highway at night in the leftmost lane and completely failing to pass (or have any speed differential against) the car to your right, you're blocking the road. That means that drivers (such as myself) who prefer to pass on the left and use the left lane mainly for passing are unable to do so, and must therefore pass on the right.

I don't get a warm fuzzy from that. So please, give me a warm fuzzy. Stay right unless passing. PASSING. Please. If a car comes up behind you, obviously wanting to go faster... move right. If you're alone on the highway, happily motoring along... stay to the right. Do I need to draw a diagram?

Warmest regards,



Blogger Kristin said...

Washington: a state of the world's worst drivers.

7:06 AM, July 24, 2008  
Blogger Burton said...

... and I'm just trying not to let their dark influence creep too far into my state borders!

7:21 AM, July 24, 2008  

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