I totally agree with Tom Alder’s letter "When Utahns stay left." Drivers in other states have developed the habit of moving to the left to pass, and then — using a turn signal — move to the right to continue their trip. I so often see a decision to inhabit a certain lane no matter the speed or other traffic.
Having said that, I think we must define the term "driving slowly." The speed limit on our highways is a joke. When I travel on the highway I try to adhere to the posted 65 mph, but the general flow of traffic is moving between 80-85 mph.
Each driver seems to aspire to overtake and pass as many cars as possible, so the general speed continues to increase. These days, as we try to protect the air we breathe and find ways to drive more efficiently, it makes sense to control the urge to speed. Your car wastes fuel with every mph you drive over 50. Everyone, take a deep breath and slow down!
Salt Lake City
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