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Left-lane love affair

Published March 7, 2013 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The Oregon Legislature is considering a bill to limit left lanes on freeways and some highways to passing only. The state of Washington already has such a law.

Since moving to Utah from the Northwest eight years ago, I have never seen such bad behavior from drivers. One example is Utahns' love affair with the left lane. I would like to see something in Utah like what Oregon is considering and Washington already has.

Other examples of Utah's bad driving behaviors: the inability to merge correctly; speeding; moving into others' lanes without signaling (or belatedly signaling when already in the lane); and most of all, doing the NASCAR aerodynamic drafting move by following so close to my rear end you could give me an exam — all the while going 60-75 mph.

Something must change!

Jeff Nistler Sr.

Clinton