But I Do Have More Than 2 Passengers Officer!

@Rosekitty (19441)
San Marcos, Texas
July 31, 2008 9:53pm CST
We have 3 or 4 lane freeways..mainly 3 and have wondered why its there? If you go into that lane and stay there you can get a ticket..so.. What do you think the left freeway lane is for mostly? Carpooling or Passing or What?
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
1 Aug 08
In the UK Rosie the left hand lane is for normal driving. The middle for overtaking cars in the left lane and the "outside" or "overtaking" lane is for those overtaking vehicles in the other lanes. Reverse that lot and I suspect that we have what you have too. You aren't likely to get a ticket unless you are driving a vehicle that is speed restricted; driving too fast, driving dangerously, or impeding an emergency service vehicle. UK motorways (freeways) can be crazy places. The speed limit is 70MPH, but many people move at least at 80. Some go way over 100. But get caught and wave goodbye to your drivers licence at that speed.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Aug 08
Thank you for the BR Rosie.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
1 Aug 08
Kitty, kitty, kitty! Haven't you figured it out yet? In this day and age of alternative fuels and economy, that extra lane is for the return of the horse drawn carriage! Really, I'm surprised you didn't think of that! ROFL
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
1 Aug 08
I can't sleep Goodie and it's all YOUR fault. Some nonsense about old worn out cows. But at least this cow is funny!
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@xboxboy (5578)
2 Aug 08
i think it is for the cops to stop and eat thier donuts!
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@dragon54u (31615)
• United States
1 Aug 08
In Arizona they have HOV (high occupant vehicle) lanes and if you were the sole person in the car, you'd get a ticket. People would use blow-up dolls and one woman claimed that since she was pregnant, her vehicle contained more than one person! In Ohio, I've not seen HOV lanes and traffic seems to flow much better. The left lane was traditionally for passing, or faster vehicles. I think HOV lanes are ridiculous. They're supposed to encourage carpooling but I think the gas prices have done that much better!
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@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
4 Aug 08
We don't have the infamous carpool lane here in Illinois- so it's all about speeders! :) When I lived in Seattle, we had them and I drove alone in them all the time when the traffic was bad. I was never pulled over but I would have told them I was preggers or something. LOL
@myklj999 (14984)
16 Aug 08
I keep forgetting we are in the same state!
@tessah (6621)
• United States
16 Aug 08
here (US) the right is for getting onto or off of the highway.. the middle is for regular travel.. and the left is whats known as "the fast lane"
@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Aug 08
rosekitty I will take a stab, havent seen three lanes in years, but I think its for carpooling myself. cannot give you a funny answer as my funny thing is gone for the day.