RE: left lane posts (New River Valley)
§ 46.2-804. Special regulations applicable on highways laned for traffic.
Whenever any roadway has been divided into clearly marked lanes for traffic, drivers of vehicles shall obey the following:
1. Any vehicle proceeding at less than the NORMAL SPEED OF TRAFFIC at the time and place and under the conditions existing, shall be driven in the lane nearest the right edge or right curb of the highway when such lane is available for travel except when overtaking and passing another vehicle or in preparation for a left turn or where right lanes are reserved for slow-moving traffic as permitted in this section;
So basically this Code, as interpreted by just reading this code states that if you are not driving at the normal speed of traffic then you need to move to the right lane. Now, the normal speed of traffic may be above the speed limit but that is the normal speed of traffic and just because you are doing the speed limit does not mean you get to be a vigilante and bottleneck traffic for miles. That is also a danger to motorists.
Of course, legally you shouldn't speed as we can COMPREHEND from taking all of the Codes of Virginia into consideration and applying them as is.
I honestly have never really had too many problems on the Interstate or on 460 with left lane drivers as most will move over realizing it is the civilized thing to do. Has anyone ever noticed that North Carolina registered vehicles seem to have a unusually high number of left lane drivers? Seriously!
Don't be a vigilante, don't speed, drive in the right lane when not passing, deer cross at those signs.
I think we have all learned something here today!
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