re:Re:Left Lane - (New River Valley) (Radford)
In response to the person claiming to be a lawyer and their take on passing. Virginia code does NOT require you to drive in the right lane if you are not passing. The code section referenced states when an audible or light signal given by the vehicle behind you must move to the right. This applies to EMERGENCY vehicles. When any other driver uses their headlights to flash at other vehicles or blow their horns they are in violation of the aggressive driving statute. All vehicles must drive within 10 mph of the posted speed limit (10 under for those that think this means you can speed). As for the Trooper pulling the car over, I do agree that we don't know the reason, unless it was for more than 10 under. I am terribly sorry that driving the speed limit is an inconvience to you. Maybe you should allow more time to get to your destination, or perhaps to deal with the officer that pulls you for speeding.
Wow, a lawyer tries to educate you, gives you the Code of Virginia statute # (46.2-842.1) WITH a link to click on, AND YOU STILL FUCK IT UP !!!!
Lets try again, you are traveling on a divided highway in the left lane, speed limit is 70 mph, you are doing 70 mph, or 75, or 80 mph, it does not matter. When another vehicle comes up on you and either flashes their lights, or sounds their horn, AND you are "abreast" of another vehicle you must move over and let that vehicle pass, or you are in violation of the law. PERIOID.
Who knows why that person is speeding, maybe it's just another asshole yankee, perhaps a father who just got a call from his 14 year old daughter telling him somebody is trying to break into the house, or maybe a serious medical emergency.
Speeding is unsafe, don't make it worse by not allowing somebody to lawfully pass. Let the police enforce the law pertaining to speeders. That's not YOUR job nor duty. Remember, road rage can get really ugly, really quick. Stay safe my friend.
§ 46.2-842.1. Drivers to give way to certain overtaking vehicles on divided highways.
It shall be unlawful to fail to give way to overtaking traffic when driving a motor vehicle to the left and abreast of another motor vehicle on a divided highway. On audible or light signal, the driver of the overtaken vehicle shall move to the right to allow the overtaking vehicle to pass as soon as the overtaken vehicle can safely do so. A violation of this section shall not be construed as negligence per se in any civil action.
(1989, c. 708, § 46.1-211.1.)
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