Why you shouldn't drive slowly in the left lane

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Colin Whitby: This is really simple folks......you stay in the right lane unless you need to pass and after you pass you move over back into the right lane......Not rocket science!

SIP871: In Germany it is not only forbidden to drive in the left lane, except for passing and traffic jam, also it is forbidden to pass other cars on the right side

Olof Hedner: Welcome to Europe!

Nate G: What about hogging the middle lane?

Michael Verzosa: for freeways and turnpikes yes this is applicable but how about for regular streets? Is driving on the left lane on a regular street considered inappropriate as well? I stay on the left lane on regular streets cause i view the right lane as the "exit lane" to be used when you want to make a right turn into a perpendicular street or to an establishment

SchwerMetall154: This is common knowledge, but this isn't the issue. The issue is people in the slow lane going 80mph on a 70mph road and how the people in the passing lane don't use it for passing, they use it for going fast upwards (at least that I've seen) of 130mph on the same road for the sake of getting from A to B quicker. This is seen by people changing to the passing lane and even after they've gone ahead of the other driver they remain in that lane until they catch up to the guy going 100mph in front of them. This is why in North America you'll find people call the passing lane the "fast lane". You don't use the left lane to pass, you use it to speed faster than the guy speeding in the slow lane. This is why people will change lane-to-lane, not because the person in front is slow, but because they aren't as fast.

Patrick: This is how it's supposed to work in the UK but so many drivers (particularly near London) are idiots and get in everyone else's way. Contacted the Highways Agency to get them to educate drivers or put signs up but they're not interested.

Typowy Laman: 'Muricans :>

J0xxe: Only dickheads drive slow on the left lane. They don't deserve having drivers lincense since they clearly can't think anybody else than themselves.

MrRhubarbs: this is so stupid. Its not wrong, but its stupid. it implies that even if you are driving the speed "LIMIT" you have to make sure you aren't blocking the way of a faster driver (i.e. one who's doing the wrong thing and speeding). By forcing everyone to drive in the right lane you admit that there are lots of drivers who speed and do dangerous manouvres, but instead of punishing them, you're gonna give them the ability to speed (although it means they speed much safer than jumping across lanes) and break the law. Its the right move for safety, but its also unfair because it enables people to speed and break the law.

Tomáš Paur: its absoluetly normal in europe...left lane is for fast driving (overtaking)..meanwhile right lane is for slow drivers and when you finish overtaking

TomCook1993: General rule of thumb for greater than 2 lane motorways... if you get passed on the right, you’re going too slow for the lane you’re occupying.

NahYoChill: one reason to drive in the middle lane at night is to reduce the brightness coming from the headlights of cars coming down the opposite direction, it's easier to see

Matthew Vincent: So it's not a speed lane?

Night Force: Glad to see this being shared. Most would have kept their mouth shut. Thank you.

phuse99: This is the first and only vox video I have ever agreed with.

BritishMetric144: Interstate 5 drivers from San Francisco to Los Angeles, listen up.

Pig Game: Unless your country drives on the left.

Nesth Rodd: Everybody just remember the left lane is for passing , regardless of speed

Wave: Orrrr Germany has less crashes because they actually have driving tests that matter. In the US you could be retarded and still pass the test.

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