Re: Installment #1.. Zih/Patz March 2009

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Escrito por Scott desde (?) el día martes, 24 de marzo, 2009 a las 23:38:34 horas :

En respuesta a: Installment #1.. Zih/Patz March 2009 escrito por Cindy in PDX desde ( el día martes, 24 de marzo, 2009 a las 19:19:36 horas :

Proper driving etiquette on highways with wide shoulders is to move to the right, without hesitation, to let people pass you easily. It isn't worth trying to put up a fight or protesting the fast speeds by poking along at your own pace in the main lane - just move over and let them go. If you are driving much slower than most vehicles, you are expected to continuously drive on the shoulder as you quickly learnt. You should also be watching for people passing in the oncoming direction - you are expected to move to the shoulder for people passing in the oncoming direction as well. People will pass on curves on this highway because they know (or at least hope) that the oncoming traffic will also move to the shoulder. It's pretty nerve racking at first, but it works well once you get used to it. If you've ever driven on a free federal highway without shoulders, you'd appreciate the passing etiquette much more. Getting stuck behind a slow vehicle on a two-lane highway without shoulders can be a nightmare. But, as mentioned, what you really have to watch out for is people passing in the oncoming direction on these highways. You are damn well likely to have a head on collision if you don't.

Unless something has changed in the last year or two, when you see another line down the middle of the lane, it means that there is an emergency off-ramp coming up for vehicles that have lost their brakes.

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