I Must Be Driving Too Slow
Everyone with a driver's license has different approaches to that way they drive. Some ignore rules like talking their phone or texting, checking their look constantly in the mirror more than paying attention to the road, tailgating, constantly swerving in and out of traffic or staying in the passing lane when they should be moving over to the driving lane.
I'm sure there are others, including speed. And that's what this is really all about. We all have enjoyed a conversation and laugh about which state has the most rude drivers or which state has the most drivers who speed way over the limit.
For me, on a main road, I may go up to 5 or 10 miles over the limit, but I've found that's just not fast enough for some. I don't like driving too fast for a couple of reasons. First, I want to save gas money, and secondly, I love to drive and that means enjoying the scenery along the journey. And yes, I pay more attention to the road.
Over the past 10 years or so, I have been traveling the back roads through Pennsylvania to get to my travel trailer which sits in a very nice campground in NEPA (Northeast Pennsylvania.) I drive 5 to 10 miles over the limit, but as you may know, back roads in PA can be windy with lots of ups and downs. Plus there have been countless times I've had to slow down or stop for deer, turkeys, squirrels, cats and the occasional Amish horse and buggy.
Almost every time I travel to or from the campground (or other destinations in the county), there is at least one vehicle that comes out of nowhere right up my you know what, even though I'm driving over the limit. I don't know how much faster you can go and be safe, but whatever.
Recently while driving to a PA town, there were three vehicles ahead of me and one behind. The one behind apparently had lost patience, and passed all four of us on a yellow double line and barely made it back over before encounting oncoming traffic.
Is it legal to pass on a two lane solid yellow double line in PA? Some have told me that you can. As far as I know, we can't do that in New York. At any rate, whatever speed you are going on two lane back roads, if you get behind my vehicle, expect to hang with me for a while. I'll go a bit over the limit, but I'm not going to speed up to accommodate. I'm trying to enjoy the view.