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Flag: Blocking the fastlane

8G84760 California
Friday, August 10, 2007
CA 8G84760
Burgundy FORD  Windstar
San Mateo, California


This van appears to be an airport shuttle operated by a company called "AAA Able Shuttle". The sign on the van was pretty banged up though so the actual name might be different, but similar. I encountered him on 101N around Holly Street on Saturday August 4, 2007 at around 11 PM. This is the second time I've seen this van and he was doing the same thing then too: blocking the fastlane. Traffic was relatively light which means traffic was moving faster than 65 in pretty much every lane. The fastlane was moving at about 75 (that's a fact, whether its legal or not) but this van saw fit to do roughly 65. I was in the adjacent lane and saw a line of about 7 cars do a quick change right and left around him.


Posted by Marty883 on Saturday, August 11, 2007

Let me get this're pissed because someone chose to drive the posted speed limit??? You should be thanking that driver!

Posted by michaelknight on Saturday, August 11, 2007

So do the same, change lanes go around and don't bitch, much less even post an invalid FLAG. Idiots drive way too fast on that stretch of the Peninsula. The shuttle should have moved over, but well within his rights at 65. People in this area still fail to "get it". They love to twist it (everyone's moving at 75+, so I have to as well).

Posted by atleastdothespeedlimit on Saturday, August 11, 2007

This is a very valid post, as is the one below. Slower traffic should stay to the right, there are signs for this on every expressway I've ever traveled. If you see people on your ass, move the hell over! It's simple for the one car to move over and I don't see this as anything being twisted. If 100 drivers are doing 70-75 in a 65 and you're the only dork doing exactly 65 then who's the idiot? Surely not you, the one getting tailgated and flipped off.

Posted by michaelknight on Sunday, August 12, 2007

The flagger states this is on Northbound Highway 101. There are no signs on that stretch of freeway that states slower to the right. Unfortunately, in this area, the majority of drivers do not understand what slower to the right means. YES, THE SHUTTLE DRIVER SHOULD HAVE MOVED OVER. It is also simple to slow down and just go around, instead of getting a plate number and coming to post it on an internet site to chastise the individual. This going to continue to happen as long as you drive. It's better to react to it in a positive manner, rather than what you suggest (twist), do 70-75 in a 65, tailgate, flip people off, pop a vein.

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