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Most drivers have troubling habits

I have read numerous letters recently about driving. Several had the following sentiment: "I do the speed limit and I won't move over." So, impeding the flow of traffic is not a violation? In fact, it is a violation.

"Slower traffic keep to the right'' would include a vehicle maintaining the speed limit if there were others traveling faster than the posted limit.

Speed limits, by the way, are a bit of a suggestion. One can be ticketed for speeding, even while doing the speed limit, based on road conditions. One can also beat a speeding ticket when doing more than the posted limit, based on road conditions.

The major problem is, for every driving wrong I commit, you see that wrong as worse than the wrong you commit. And for every driving wrong you commit, I see that wrong as worse than the wrong I commit.

I like to do 5 mph over the limit. You like to block traffic. Someone else doesn't use directional indicators to change lanes. Others have no clue how to merge, when to use their headlights, how to come to a complete stop, maintain a consistent speed and so on.

The drivers in Florida are composed of people mostly from other states. I think most people follow the laws and rules from where they originated.

I suggest all of us, fellow native Floridians as well, periodically review the driver's handbook and look for the bad habits we have developed over the years.

I'll do the speed safe for the conditions, you'll be courteous and move right, others will learn to merge, come to complete stops, when to use their headlights, and maintain a constant speed.

Michael Jeffery, Spring Hill

Blocking traffic makes no sense

I would like to know: "Where do you people come from?" Many states including Florida have highway signs posted "keep right except to pass" or "slower traffic keep to the right." This is even more important today with our congested roadways.

The Florida Legislature passed a bill making it a moving violation to remain in the left lane, but our brilliant then-Gov. Jeb Bush failed to sign the bill.

Does it not make more sense that slower traffic remain to the right so they can enjoy their ride and not block traffic, become a road rage victim, or become the first vehicle hit by an oncoming vehicle crossing the median?

Are people today becoming more inconsiderate of others or just plain ignorant?

I am not a youthful or old driver; I'm an educated baby boomer.

Denise Renneker,

New Port Richey

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Letters: Most drivers have troubling habits 05/26/08 [Last modified: Monday, June 2, 2008 2:49pm]

    

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