I don’t drive recklessly, let me make that clear from the outset (because I don’t agree with reckless driving!)
While I do have a lead foot and love going fast…I DON’T, actually. I don’t have any interest in being stopped and slammed with a monster ticket, nor do I want to endanger myself or anyone else. I DO have a courtesy card, compliments of a best buddy Lieutenant, but I don’t like to pull it out because I feel like “that guy” if I do. Let me also point out that I have a red car.
That said, I’m positively guilty of mumbling under my breath when someone is in the left lane who really shouldn’t be – generally speaking I have somewhere to be (hence being in the car and driving to begin with. Seems like common sense, right?)
I find it incredibly frustrating because really…it’s no one’s right to manage anyone else’s speed (UNLESS you are in the car with that person – then you absolutely do have a right to speak up. It’s never about breaking the speed of light, last I checked. At least not on a main road (vs. dragstrip, for example!))
If you are in the left lane, presumably you are passing, or just cruising along. You aren’t on-the-button with the speed limit, and you definitely aren’t under. Or…maybe I should say…”shouldn’t be.” It’s a given that if you are over to the left you are – indeed – maintaining a speed generally higher than the limit…by more than 2 miles over, by the way.
I can’t STAND mediocrity generally…but when I’m driving, I’m okay in the middle lane most of the time. At least that way I’m not having to flash my lights at the slow poke in front, and I’m not having to speed beyond what I’m comfortable doing. The left and exit lanes are always there when I need them (and it would be awfully nice if other people got the gist of what they are for too. Wishful thinking? Maybe. But a girl (in a red car!) can dream.)