Can we talk about the highway speed limit a bit?

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Dean

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What we have here is a failure to communicate. My language skills are excellent. Your reading and comprehension skills I feel are lacking. Luckily we have post that don’t change and I can help you through it. My post #15 is simply asking why people who are not doing the speed limit do not use the turn outs as posted and requiredto by law to do so. You can not understand the question . Or you are ignoring the question. Maybe you struggle with the written English language. I’ll try to draw you a picture with words the best I can. I will make an effort use words with few syllables to help you get through it. I am driving 55 miles an hour (mph) in a 55 mph zone. You are driving 50 mph hour. As I pull closer to you there is a line of cares behind you. The car going 50 mph, by Oregon law and most States, is obligated to use the turn outs to allow the cars to go by so they can resume the posted 55 mph legal posted speed. It is very simple, so simple you don’t have to think or guess, wonder or imagine what to do. It is written right there on the sign, ahead of the turn outs to give you plenty or time to read the sign written in English. It is also written in a few different languages in the Oregon Drivers Handbook, free of charge on line or at the DMV. You are not required, asked or obligated to make any social warrior opinions or push your ideas of what is right or wrong. Your obligation is to use that turn out and allow cars to pass. If you really cared about safety that’s what cautious, safe and responsible person would do. Not your ‘I’ll show them I’m going to poke along like I am only one on the road and I own it,I'm the only one on the road that knows what's right and those behind will learn that’ attitude. If you did the right thing some people would not feel like they have to cross over into opposing lane when applicable (lawful)to get around your not maintaining posted speed limit. That’s where things can get sideways in a hurry. So you see if you obey the law the roads would be safer. Nerves would be calmed and you would earn your fellow mans respect for doing what is right. If you continue to make up your own rules maybe the roads would be safer without you on them. It’s all up to up to do the right thing and follow the law. As you sit there reading and getting your ducks in a row to justify your previous post admonishing (look that one up yourself) me, I don’t care what you do if you are maintaining the posted speed limit because I don’t speed so there is no issue. You have a nice day, teach your children what you learned today and try to remember what we talked about today the next time you get behind the wheel. Please be safe. We would hate to lose you.
I felt like we were failing to communicate as well, which is why I was inquiring as to your native language (and it wasn't in a malicious way!). Just trying to understand where you are coming from. Allow me to break down your post in a few sections (also known as paragraphs, which I think you should look in to, friend!).

My post #15 is simply asking why people who are not doing the speed limit do not use the turn outs as posted and requiredto by law to do so. You can not understand the question . Or you are ignoring the question.
First off, no your post did not ask a question. Questions tend to be punctuated by question marks. To quote the post in question:

Why is the fact if you are not doing the posted speed limit there is the refusal to use turn outs like the posted signs advise. That’s a big problem also. Not as sexy an issue as talking about speeders.
Where's the question there? Do you see how I'm asking questions using, you know, question marks? Also - it has literally nothing to do with the original post. But let's move on:

Maybe you struggle with the written English language. I’ll try to draw you a picture with words the best I can. I will make an effort use words with few syllables to help you get through it. I am driving 55 miles an hour (mph) in a 55 mph zone. You are driving 50 mph hour. As I pull closer to you there is a line of cares behind you.
You're already losing me. There's a "line of cares" behind me? What is a "line of cares"? My reading comprehension, as you already noted, must be terrible because I don't know what a "line of cares" is. :( I do, however, know what a line of "cars" is but they don't tend to line up behind me due to the fact that I'm generally driving at the rate of traffic in any given situation.

The car going 50 mph, by Oregon law and most States, is obligated to use the turn outs to allow the cars to go by so they can resume the posted 55 mph legal posted speed. It is very simple, so simple you don’t have to think or guess, wonder or imagine what to do. It is written right there on the sign, ahead of the turn outs to give you plenty or time to read the sign written in English. It is also written in a few different languages in the Oregon Drivers Handbook, free of charge on line or at the DMV.
I totally agree that they are obligated to turn out. Never said anything to the contrary. I drive 5 (or more) over the limit at all times and will teach my kids to do the same. My point is: when somebody else DOESN'T do that, it doesn't give you the right to drive recklessly. Do you disagree with that incredibly simple point?
 
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SparkyofSoCal

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Picking apart my punctuation and spelling is fair game, enjoy if that's what you think is important.
There is never an accepted time or place to drive recklessly on public highways. As you noted, you speed, you exceed the speed limit. Is that reckless driving? You don't believe so. So it appears reckless driving is sometimes subjective. Jack may think Bill is exhibiting reckless driver. Jill does not believe she is driving reckless. Right back where we pretty much started. Please accept my apologies ahead of time if I assumed Jill was a female. FYI, I'm done.


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