I was, along with many other cars, going thru a bit of a trying time this morning whereupon someone in an old van was driving in the passing lane at 28 mph in a 45 mph zone. The man was doing that in the 35 mph zone too. When all of we unfortunates stuck behind him (could not pass- too many others trying to pass from the back up caused by Mr Slow) turned into my subdivision, that blazing speed went down to 14-15 mph. BUT I was lucky..no stopping dead still at every intersection that is not posted with a stop sign as has happened on precious occasions, we all kept going @ 14-15 mph through the unposted intersections, That was good.
Moving on from that I will say that which I noticed yesterday and many times previous is:
The passing lane has become the "slow" lane and the "slow" lane seems out of necessity to have become the fast lane. To those two who have dropped away from my blog but may read this by happenstance and,who may wish to say "the cost of gas!!! or more, please be advised I am well aware of the cost of gas. Save the snarky remarks for yourself. :-) It's my blog.
This phenom of driving slowly, well below posted speed limits in the passing lane and passing (all you can do..legal or not) to at least get up to the speed limit in the "slow" lane seems to have become the unfortunate norm around this town. Weird. Makes a difference when you leave with enough time to get somewhere and then are stuck behind someone who decides to run the show and then, you're late. (can you guess that happened to me this morning? Indeedily doodily. :-)