Driving too slow, would you want to pass it?

United States
August 21, 2009 3:20pm CST
This morning I was on my road to work around 5:40 A.M. Too early, isn't it? When I get into my regular route, there is a car in front of me was going so slow, probably 20 to 25 MPH. Automatically, I had to slow down myself too. It was a one lane road on both side, and I just had to patience with him, hopefully, he would make a turn on the nearby intersected street. But I was wrong, he kept on going the same speed. I wanted to go around and pass him in the front. But I also afraid the police hideout somewhere too. So, under that situation, would you rather go around and cut him in the front? Or just follow that car patience, prayer that you will come to a two - lane street and pass him? Honestly, I didn't pass him, I just be patient with myself.
5 responses
@magrylouyu (1632)
• United States
21 Aug 09
I have very low tolerance for people who drive 10MPH or more under the speed limit. If I am in an area I know I will pass them so I can at least go the speed limit. As far as being in an area I dont know I will still pass if they are going too slow but it isnt very often I do so because those morons like to speed it up to where I have to go 10MPH or more over the speed limit. I cant stand people like that and it's people like that, that really irritate me. So, needless to say I do pass people and I do it so I can at least go the speed limit.
@letsee77 (227)
• United States
21 Aug 09
I can undertand your frustration, people should at least go the speed limit. I remember hearing once that you can get a ticket, not only for going over the speed limit, but for driving under the speed limit. I don't know if it's true, only what I've heard.
@dbabcook (390)
• United States
22 Aug 09
To be very honest, I am not a patient driver. I have been known to pass slow moving vehicles without a second thought. I tend to be a very defensive driver also. I always figure if people cannot follow the rules of the road such as speed limits, etc. then maybe they shouldn't be driving in the first place. Thank you for your post.
@sblossom (2170)
22 Aug 09
I think you did very good job. In this case you better and must to stay in patience. I learnt from my experience never challenge the traffic rules and take a chance. If you are really in a hurry you can warn the front car if the driver did not fellow the speed instruction. If the driver had no mistake or followed the rules, you just need to keep silent. I always told my husband not in hurry on road, a couple of minutes can not change anything, but if you broke the traffic rule, some bad thing will happen. My husband just got a speed warning notice and he just over the limit a little.
@thea09 (18326)
• Greece
22 Aug 09
Now dear, I think I've mentioned to you before now that the best way to get around is by bus, this car of yours is really causing you too much stress and worry and it really isn't ladylike to drive fast anyway. I see you are beginning to worry about those nice young policemen now too, is that because of your friends young brother who was joyriding, really dear, take my advice and travel by bus.
@UK_Shree (3604)
21 Aug 09
I believe it is actually illegal to drive under the speed limit on a clear road when there is no need to. I would be quite annoyed too, especially if it was that early and I needed to get to work. If there was enough space and it was safe to do so, I would have overtaken him.