Sunday, October 26, 2008

Lane Courtesy: Pass it On!

I have to preface this post by saying that I love Utah. I really do. I consider Utah home now and enjoy just about everything about it: the hot, dry summers, the beautiful landscapes, the good people. But as Robyn can attest, there is one thing that instantly brings my blood to a boil: drivers that do not respect the sanctity of the fast lane. The National Motorist Association calls it lane courtesy. Nearly all states have so-called "keep right" laws. You can access a brief, summarized list of all the states that have such laws here. You may be surprised that Utah has such a law on the books.

Those of you from Utah are undoubtedly furrowing your brow with your head cocked to the side, no idea what I'm talking about. I've posted a brief video clip from our visit to Pennsylvania to show you how to properly conduct yourself while in the fast lane. I hope you find it instructive. Also, please ignore the tailgating, as I had to delicately bait my subject into doing what I wanted him to do.


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I hope that this video has been enlightening. I further hope that I haven't offended anyone with my matter-of-fact presentation of this state-wide epidemic. Lastly, I sincerely hope you will forward a link of this post to every Utahan you know. Together we can end lane discourtesy! This concludes the Keystone State Edition of the Steeners' blog. We hope you've enjoyed it.

6 comments:

Jewels said...

Bravo Matt!! I hate when people drive slow in the fast lane. You need to tell my husband that the carpool lane IS NOT the fast lane though. He gets over there and gets so irritated when people are going 65. I'm glad you guys had such a fun time!!

Heather said...

As one with a lead foot I highly agree with your crusade. Move over people!

Jessica said...

Matt I made a tanning appt. for you! I will sacrifice my time in the tanning bed just for you to have this same beautiful year round glow that I have. Also Baby I got his uncle Matt a pair of matching warmers. Thank goodness for Jess and her clothing taste. You would have nothing to mock!

Marian said...

You just need to come to Africa, Matt! Then you would appreciate the Utah drivers and their courtesy. We regularly get passed on the right shoulder of the road, in the middle of the line between the lanes, anywhere someone can edge their way in. It makes driving interesting! I'm sure we will get home and think driving is pretty boring.

Dan, Kristin, and Lincoln said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed the keystone state addition. Looks like you had a great trip. It has been way too long since I have been anywhere exciting...I need to go on a trip!

Brian & Chelsey said...

Right on!!! Thouhg my version of tailgating is a bit more...how do i say this...bold :)