Originally Posted by dougdirt
And yet, in my 13 years of driving, I have never once heard of this law being enforced. Have you ever heard of it being enforced before?
I have, yeah. As others have pointed out, "keep right except to pass" (or some variation thereof) is not just how they tell us to do it on the driver's test, it's often the law, at least for limited-access freeways.
Left unwritten in the article is, how long a line of cars was stacked up behind her.
And as much as you'd like to believe it's a public service for someone to park themselves in the left lane on a freeway and go the speed limit to ensure no one else can exceed the limit, you won't get an "attaboy" from most highway patrol guys because sooner or later someone's going to do something stupid to get around you.
Having said that, sometimes a car going 63 in a 65 zone has to pass someone going 57. If they do that and then get over, the guy who ran up behind her doing 85 halfway through the pass needs to just hold his dadgum horses for a minute instead of doing the tailgating/light-flashing thing. Common courtesy goes both ways.