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Old 10-04-2012, 12:21 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by kraven View Post
Arizona is not North Carolina, or TN. Nor is it the Federal 2 lane blacktop policed by the Parkway fuzz.

The lore that circulates in motorcycling circles that somehow because you're on a bike means you get to make it up as you go is both a good way to get killed and a good way to be a jackass.

It's nothing more than a sense of entitlement our community feels.

The BRP is about 1.4 miles from my house. I ride it all the time. I've seen a lot of bad wrecks. Most of them owe to this sense of entitlement people feel. Same for the dragon.

If someone is going too slow, pull over and chill for a few minutes. No one owes you anything on a scenic highway.

Funny you should mention TN - from their handbook -
"Slow-Moving Vehicles
It is against the law to drive slower than the posted minimum
speed under normal driving conditions. You may drive more
slowly than the minimum speed if you are driving in bad
weather, heavy traffic or on a bad road. If there is no posted
minimum speed, it is still against the law to drive so slowly
that you block traffic.
NOTE: You are considered to be driving a slow-moving
vehicle if you are traveling at a rate of speed that is 10 miles
per hour or more below the lawful maximum speed. If five or
more vehicles are lined up behind you, turn or pull off the
roadway as soon as you can do so safely. Slow drivers, who
block other traffic, cause many accidents."

Lets see what NC has to say:
"On the other
hand, driving below the posted speed limit can also be dangerous. If you must
drive slower, you should still observe the posted minimum speed limit. At
places where it is unsafe to pass, the slow driver forces other drivers to creep
along behind or take unnecessary risks while trying to pass. Very slow driving is
especially dangerous just after you have passed the crest of a hill or rounded a
curve. Faster-moving vehicles can crash into the slower vehicle before they can
slow down. For this reason, watch for slow-moving vehicles such as heavy trucks
or farm vehicles. If traffic is collecting behind you, it is wise to pull over to the
side of the road, stop and allow the vehicles to pass."

Both states agree that the slowpokes are asshats. May want to break out your drivers handbook and read up on all those law type things.
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