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There is story about a proposed law in Florida:  https://news.yahoo.com/hell-no-florida-bill-banning-213201949.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=ma

Essentially, the law would make a motorist subject to a traffic ticket if he drives in the fast lane at a speed lower than the speed limit.  Of course, a motorist is already subject to a traffic ticket if he drives in the fast lane at a speed greater than the speed limit.  So, if enacted, it seems that a motorist could get a ticket if driving in the fast lane either more than or less than the speed limit. Huh?

Seems goofy to me.

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@jcocktosten posted:

Just do not drive here, it is ridiculous.  Who is worse - locals or tourists?  Frankly, they all suck

Locals and tourists all the same.  Worst drivers are from NY & NJ area.  Now they reside here.   Stop signs don't work.   Red lights mean go.  Other fols will go for miles in the left lane, and we have to pass on the right [Illegal act].  Of course they have their left directional signal on [no exits for 20 miles].

@flwino posted:

Locals and tourists all the same.  Worst drivers are from NY & NJ area.  Now they reside here.   Stop signs don't work.   Red lights mean go.  Other fols will go for miles in the left lane, and we have to pass on the right [Illegal act].  Of course they have their left directional signal on [no exits for 20 miles].

Sounds like Texas although you left off the part about driving 30-40 MPH over the posted speed limit as well as driving 20-30 MPH under the posted speed limit.  Makes for quite the game of zig zag.

One thing I've noticed driving on non-interstates in S. Florida: There are very large intersections with many lanes and multiple turn lanes.  The traffic lights are very long.  Since motorists know that if they miss the light they will be waiting for a huge amount of time  there is a terrible tendency to run stale yellow and red lights so as to avoid the massive delay of two minutes (detect any sarcasm?).  This is a very dangerous thing to do.  Yet, if you stop at a yellow light you are in serious risk of being hit in the rear by the person behind you who intends not to stop and can't understand why you would even consider stopping at a yellow signal.

@irwin posted:

One thing I've noticed driving on non-interstates in S. Florida: There are very large intersections with many lanes and multiple turn lanes.  The traffic lights are very long.  Since motorists know that if they miss the light they will be waiting for a huge amount of time  there is a terrible tendency to run stale yellow and red lights so as to avoid the massive delay of two minutes (detect any sarcasm?).  This is a very dangerous thing to do.  Yet, if you stop at a yellow light you are in serious risk of being hit in the rear by the person behind you who intends not to stop and can't understand why you would even consider stopping at a yellow signal.

Number one rule of driving in South Florida  is to not stop at a yellow or even just turned red if someone is close to you

@flwino posted:

Rule # 2

When light turns green.  Count to three before advancing to accommodate those running the red.

Rule # 3

Ignore the New Yorker behind you tooting their horn as you did not go

Rule 3 above reminds me that someone once defined a "split second" as the amount of time between the time the traffic signal turns green and the honking of the jerk behind you commences.

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