In North America the left lane is designated for passing, intended for the highway’s fastest traffic. It’s a concept that evolved with the birth of the US Interstate Highways. Unfortunately, too many drivers today feel entitled to cruise in the left lane as long as they’re traveling the speed limit. This selfish practice is not only legally dubious, but also obstructs the free flow of traffic. According to the National Motorists Association, so-called “left lane blockers” are responsible for many traffic jams.
The bottom line: Moving over for faster traffic makes highways safer and more efficient for everyone. It’s also common courtesy.
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