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Absent-minded slowpokes who putter along in the left lane, beware be·ware
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To be on guard against; be cautious of: "Beware the ides of March" Shakespeare.
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The grass-roots group Left Lane Drivers of America is out to reclaim the left lane for true speeders and push any dawdlers to slower, right-hand lanes.
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"The idea came to me out of frustration," said J.A. Tosti, who spearheaded the movement three months ago.
"Everyone has probably asked themselves, 'Boy, I wish there was a way I could tell the guy in front of me to move over.' I think it's a common sentiment."
Messing up mojo
Is it ever.
When stuck behind sluggish cars in the left lane, Byron Bush of Long Beach waits until there's an opening on the right and then shoots the slow drivers a bewildered look while zooming around them.
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"It's a pain when people in front want to go 55mph because that's not the 55mph lane. It's the 75mph lane. I know it's not supposed to be, but it is," Bush said.
"If you're afraid to drive over 70mph, then get out of it."
It seems slow drivers in the left lane are causing motorists to use the right lanes to pass them -- not exactly the rules of the road.
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But somehow, somewhere that message has been lost. Whether qualified or not, it seems everyone wants to live life in the fast lane.
"But the more that people are reminded of the need to move over, the better off we'll all be," said Tosti, a self-employed newsletter publisher living in Washington.
A clear sign
Still, Tosti made clear that he doesn't advise tailgating Tailgating
The action of a broker or advisor purchasing or selling a security for his or her client(s) and then immediately making the same transaction in his or her own account. or resorting to other aggressive methods to encourage motorists to move over. He hopes the signs will speak for themselves.
His signs cost $29 at leftlanedrivers.org. So far, fewer than 1,000 have been sold.
But the way Tosti sees it, the signs are a cheaper alternative for getting through bottlenecks than adding more lanes to clogged freeways.
Especially today, when there's no money in sight for expansions.
"You have to work with what you've got," the 58-year-old said.
"If we can increase the flow of traffic by people being more conscious that they need to move when done passing, that will help an awful lot with the flow of traffic."
Failing to go fast
Although all lanes on the freeway have the same speed limit, any lane should be expected to go 65mph, California Highway Patrol highway patrol
A state law enforcement organization whose police officers patrol the public highways. Officer Rick Quintero said.
Drivers not driving the speed limit can be cited for impeding im·pede
tr.v. im·ped·ed, im·ped·ing, im·pedes
To retard or obstruct the progress of. See Synonyms at hinder1.
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Last year, 40 citations in the county -- and 247 statewide -- were given to drivers failing to drive fast enough on the freeway.
Michael Wacht, a Westside computer consultant, wonders what the problem is with slackers in the left lane when there are often up to five other lanes to choose from.
"It's kind of sad, especially if you have a six-lane highway like the 405," Wacht said. "It's obnoxious for people not to move over."
(color) This "Move Over" decal is displayed on a vehicle to encourage slow drivers to move out of the left lane.