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Very confusing set of laws. PA designates the left lane as a passing Lane, but the speed limit laws prohibits exceeding the speed limit at any time. That doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

The guy should have just passed to the right.

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Yeah I understand, our dual carriageways aren't fully fledged motorways either, theyre 2 lanes each way, where motorways are 3 or more each way etc, just that the same rules apply, same speed limits, left lane is driving lane, any others are passing etc. Just making assumptions here though based off of road similarities and what some other Americans have said.

Also in the US does what ever is separationg the middle change the rules? I've seen all 3 of those separating motorways in the UK but its still just a motorway with the same old rules.

There's really no telling here because our interstates are usually multiple lanes, 3 or more each way while our fastest highways, usually intrastate, are almost always two lanes each way (it's safer that way). The barriers could mean anything. Especially here in Florida where highways and roads alike go right through swamps.

It's pretty shoddy of the news agency to not include that detail... it seems they know that the woman did not help the situation but didn't want her to become the central point.

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http://www.mit.edu/~jfc/right.html -- Keep Right Laws

 

Most states require drivers to keep right if they are going slower than the normal speed of traffic. In Florida, it looks as though this is also the case, but the left lane is not reserved for passing. Unless the female driver was going under the speed limit or slower than the speed of traffic (there didn't look to be much traffic), it seems as though she was legally in the clear on that point. 

To the commenter who said that the female driver should have stopped to see if the guy was okay, that's probably not a safe thing for her to do, considering the circumstances. The male driver was probably really angry and aggressive once he crashed his truck. She could pull over and call police though.

 

I'm surprised at how many people in Colorado (where I live) think that the left lanes are always the fast/passing lane, regardless of the type of road or speed limit. Common sense dictates that when driving around a city, people are going to have to turn left into lots and businesses (just as much as they turn right) and therefore would need to be driving in the left lane in order to do so. It's things like this that make me wish there were mandatory tests for driver license renewals. Don't even get me started on people's confusion with 4-way stops or u-turns. :s

 

I also see people whipping over 4 lanes of traffic at the last possible second --cutting everyone else off-- to make their turns. Please don't endanger the lives of others because you are about to miss your turn. There are other turns, I promise.

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I'm surprised at how many people in Colorado (where I live) think that the left lanes are always the fast/passing lane, regardless of the type of road or speed limit. Common sense dictates that when driving around a city, people are going to have to turn left into lots and businesses (just as much as they turn right) and therefore would need to be driving in the left lane in order to do so. It's things like this that make me wish there were mandatory tests for driver license renewals. Don't even get me started on people's confusion with 4-way stops or u-turns. :s

 

I also see people whipping over 4 lanes of traffic at the last possible second --cutting everyone else off-- to make their turns. Please don't endanger the lives of others because you are about to miss your turn. There are other turns, I promise.

 

People in Colorado drive crazy because they think they're in Forza Horizon or something.

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That how it is in Florida? Arizona and Illinois, left lane is the slow lane.

Haha, what?  Every time I'm in Illinois, the left lane is the 90-100+ mph lane.  Granted that is the Chicago area.

On all highways in the Milwaukee and Chicago area, there are "slow traffic keep right" signs every mile or so.

The two things that really p*ss me off are people that don't use their turn signal and people that sit in the left lane and hold up traffic.

 

Not really sure if the road she was on was a highway, but she certainly played a big part in provoking this guy.  It's simply common courtesy to stay in the right lane if you're holding somebody up.  I would hardly even consider that "tailgating" either.  There were a few car lengths most of the way until the guy passed her.  Minus the guy flipping her off and crashing, the female is 100% at fault here.

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Not really sure if the road she was on was a highway, but she certainly played a big part in provoking this guy.  It's simply common courtesy to stay in the right lane if you're holding somebody up.  I would hardly even consider that "tailgating" either.  There were a few car lengths most of the way until the guy passed her.  Minus the guy flipping her off and crashing, the female is 100% at fault here.

She might be guilty of intentionally provoking the guy by driving slowly, brake-checking him, or speeding up in an effort to keep the guy from passing her, but I can't confirm any of those things happening in the video (they may have happened beforehand, we don't know). The guy was still the one, and ONLY one, responsible for actually crashing his truck though.

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That man could have just overtake her and continued driving. But, instead he slowed down just to give a finger, which was his own choice. He got what he deserved. 

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I see this all the time in here in GA. They just passed a new law, that you can be ticketed in the left lane if you are holding up traffic, even if you are going the speed limit. Now, I kind of agree since the left lane is a passing lane. However, my issue always is with people like the guy in the pick up above, if I am going the speed limit, or lets say 10 or even 20 over, you have no right to tail me. Its reckless and dangerous. The confusion always comes in though with the left lane. 

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This type of thing is getting worse and worse. A lot of people just won't budge from the left lane, even when they know people want to pass. I'm also seeing more and more people who are going slow and will suddenly speed up so you can't pass them while a passing lane is available, then the people will slow back down and you are stuck behind them. It's highly frustrating and I can understand why some end up losing their cool.

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IMO it looks like she was egging him on and technically she should have gotten a ticket just for recording the incident using a hand held device.

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Haha, what?  Every time I'm in Illinois, the left lane is the 90-100+ mph lane.  Granted that is the Chicago area.

On all highways in the Milwaukee and Chicago area, there are "slow traffic keep right" signs every mile or so.

The two things that really p*ss me off are people that don't use their turn signal and people that sit in the left lane and hold up traffic.

 

Not really sure if the road she was on was a highway, but she certainly played a big part in provoking this guy.  It's simply common courtesy to stay in the right lane if you're holding somebody up.  I would hardly even consider that "tailgating" either.  There were a few car lengths most of the way until the guy passed her.  Minus the guy flipping her off and crashing, the female is 100% at fault here.

 

She was passing other cars, you can see that in the video.  On this type of highway if you're doing 5 over the speed limit while passing other cars, you are not at fault (but you technically are speeding), no matter how much faster someone wants to go.

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IMO it looks like they were as bad as each other but in different ways.

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we don't know what happened before the video started rolling. she could have tried to run him off the road for all we know.

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we don't know what happened before the video started rolling. she could have tried to run him off the road for all we know.

I like all the assumption here: 

 

We all don't know what happened before the video. So let's all assume that the female driver did something baad. LOL

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^ Currently, Florida has no law prohibiting or restricting drivers from sending text messages or using cell phones while driving. Florida doesn't require hands-free devices; drivers are free to use any kind of cell phone. :ermm:

 

Distracted driver laws already cover phone use and all that anyway, so the extra laws are kind of redundant and only exist to point out to the stupid regular people that they're idiots. 

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AFAIK, you must always drive on the right side (or right lane). You cant just be on the left lane because you want to. She was clogging up traffic. She had PLENTY of time to switch to the right.

I get this on the highway almost daily. People staying in their left lane when passing and Im obviously rolling faster than them. High beams usually does it. If not, I follow it up with a honk which USUALLY makes them switch to the right lane (where they are suppose to be).

If not, I have no choice but to right lane pass them because of course I also clog up the traffic behind me....of course, I salute them nicely ;)

The guy IMO did nothing wrong. He was trying to pass and was being held up by this bitch for whatever strange reason she wanted too. He had no choice but to pass her. I would have passed her then gave her the finger instead of doing it while passing as Im personally a type of person that like both hands on the wheel and both eyes on the road.

http://www.mit.edu/~jfc/right.html

A lot of states require you to drive on the right lane. The rest recommend.

Yes, and the left side where applicable also, as a lot of countries have left orientated driving rules, (UK, as one example)

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Yeah I understand, our dual carriageways aren't fully fledged motorways either, theyre 2 lanes each way, where motorways are 3 or more each way etc, just that the same rules apply, same speed limits, left lane is driving lane, any others are passing etc. Just making assumptions here though based off of road similarities and what some other Americans have said.

Also in the US does what ever is separationg the middle change the rules? I've seen all 3 of those separating motorways in the UK but its still just a motorway with the same old rules.

I cannot say for any part of the USA, but my mum just got back from Canada, and she told me, that my brother in law told her, that you can occupy any lane travelling in your flow direction, so long as you are keeping up with the flow, allowing traffic that want to overtake to pass, and obeying speed limits etc...

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