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Crump: Left Lanes & Old Drivers

They come roaring up from behind, pull over into the left lane next to your rear fender — and stay there. For miles. Mostly, they drive venerable full-size cars — Impalas or Crown Victorias — or pickups with camper shells, nearly all bearing bumper stickers that read “We’re spending our children’s inheritance.” They’re from Payette County or Boise County or Washington County, they drive squinting through the windshield with their noses up over their steering wheels — and just can’t quite make themselves go faster than 75 mph. So they don’t, and traffic backs up behind them. And on those rare occasions when these motorists do manage to get past you, they cut you off and force you to slam on your brakes/Steve Crump, Twin Falls Times-News. More here.

Question: Do you regularly encounter drivers who clog up the passing lane on freeways by going to slowly?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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