You know what burns my ass? You know what really gets my goat? You know what really pisses me off? I’ll tell ya what! Slow drivers in the left lane! That’s what! Just ‘cause the speed limit is a measly 100 klick-o-metres, doesn’t mean we all have to do the speed limit. OK???
I mean really, WTF? Why, WHY, on God’s green earth, do SOME people feel it is their “right” to drive in whatever lane they want? Ok, ok, it’s your right. Ya know what? It’s also your responsibility (I know, it’s a big word, we’ll wait a sec, sound it out RES-PON-SI-BIL-I-TY) to know HOW to drive on the ultra fast 400 series highways in this province. It’s your responsibility to know the law. It’s your responsibility to have care and control of your vehicle at all times! So… …TO HELL WITH YOUR RIGHTS!!!
If you ever get passed on the right side, you are in the wrong lane. No buts, ifs or ands about it. You are moving to slow and need to MOVE THE FUCK OVER! Not in a minute OR just go around, how about you move over right fucking now sunshine. Have you ever seen those signs on the side of the road that say “SLOWER TRAFFIC KEEP RIGHT”? Have you? It’s not a suggestion people. This sign means slow traffic on multi-lane roads must keep right.
Section 147 of the Highway Traffic Act states:
Slow vehicles to travel on right side
147. (1) Any vehicle travelling upon a roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic at that time and place shall, where practicable, be driven in the right-hand lane then available for traffic or as close as practicable to the right hand curb or edge of the roadway.
Take heed people; if you’ve ever been passed on the right (and it wasn’t Bo and Luke Duke in a bright orange ’69 Charger in the ditch), there should be a brightly lit neon sign that screams “THIS MEANS YOU”. OK?
Then there are the holier than thou types that refuse to move. It usually takes a bit of discovery before this assessment can be made. I’m not a total idiot. I understand that something other than driving may temporarily grab one’s attention on occasion. But, when a car miraculously appears from “nowhere” right behind you, do you think “Holy fuck! Was I ever distracted! I should move over and let this guy pass” or do you think “What’s that asshole tailgating me for”. If you think the latter, expect a fancy P.I.T. manoeuvre in your near future and be ever thankful that turret mount machine guns are not a popular option with automakers. It’s shithead drivers like this that are the cause of road rage. They need not wonder any longer why they got spun into a ditch. You have no idea how much I wish high-beams were lasers so these holy-rollers could be blasted into oblivion.
That’s the piss and the moan of it,