Originally Posted by Brother Les
Every Interstate that I have seen has a MAX/MIN (example: 70/40) speed limit. With two or more lanes. It would seem that there are 'fast lanes and slow lanes'. For you to say that "if your can't stay with in 5mph of posted limits" is a little over the top for one to say. I will drive in a safe manner for me and those around me and for my equipment. Driving crazy fast in heavy traffic and not having room to stop or slow down like a car will have you ending up on a tow hook because of the crash that you are in from going to fast. Drive the conditions. Keep your spacing, because people will continually jump in front of you (I guess you don't like that? Neither do I, but I know that is the way it is.) Keeping up with traffic is not goal #1, driving safely at a good steady pace is. Driving on secondary roads all of the time could be and sometimes is more unsafe than 10-15 mph slower on the interstate.
maybe we can agree to disagree .
so what is crazy fast ? what is driving crazy fast in heavy traffic have to do with driving safe seems that not very safe .
Now i don't think going with the flow and keeping up with traffic is over the top . what is over the top is those that think they own the road and do 55 in the left lane because the right lane is a bit rough for them .
yes people pull in front of you all the time i always keep a safe distance . don't know about you
driving safely at a steady pace is good , driving to slow for the go of traffic causes more issues then solves and is more dangerous.
i can understand someone buying a truck so they can't go over 55 mph hence the f150 but stay on secondary roads which in most cases are far safer travel then on a major interstate . if your going 15mph less then traffic that's a good time to think of pulling off the road especially in heavy traffic .
to each their own and with any luck our ships won't pass