Target speeders, not left-lane huggers

Why should I have to move into the slow lane and get tangled up there?

To to the Editor,

Re: Left-lane laws not necessary, Editorial, March 12.

So as I understand it, if I am travelling in the left lane 10 or 20 kilometres per hour over the speed limit, I will have to move over for some idiot behind me who is attempting to break the land-speed record. Forget it. If I know I am going to be turning left very soon, why should I have to move into the slow lane and get tangled up there, unable to get back to the left lane in time to make my turn? I will stay in the left lane as long as I am going the speed limit and to heck with the driver behind me. He can either wait or go around me.

Where are the police? Why are they invisible when it comes to speeders?

J.B. CunninghamNanaimo

 

To to the Editor,

Re: Left-lane laws not necessary, Editorial, March 12.

Your editorial is totally the wrong way. Slowpoke drivers who use the fast lane definitely tie up traffic flow but more importantly cause accidents.

In other provinces and states I have driven in, those behind the wheel know they have to move to the far right lane once passing a vehicle. And if they are going to drive below the speed limit they are smart enough to know they need to be in the slow lane.

Here, a lot of drivers don’t have a clue or the common courtesy to pull right. Since that’s the case they shouldn’t even be handed a licence in the first place.

So pedal-to-the-metal for the provincial government for looking at legislation to ticket left-lane slowpokes. And to whoever wrote your junkyard pileup of words, they need to be forced off the roads for the safety of the rest of us.

Ursula C. KnightNanaimo

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