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What's an acceptable cruising speed in the left lane of a highway (GTA)?

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Poll: What's an acceptable cruising speed in the left lane (GTA)?

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105kmh
 
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110kmh
 
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115kmh
 
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120kmh
 
50
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125kmh
 
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130kmh
 
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135kmh
 
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140 to 145kmh
 
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150+kmh
 
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None, there shouldn't be any cruising in the left lane
 
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What's an acceptable cruising speed in the left lane of a highway (GTA)?

Assuming there's light volume on the highway (IE: not rush hour on the 401).
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light volume? you likely won't even be able to cruise at all, if u do then you'll have to constantly adjust which defeats the purpose of cruising.
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None if it's a multi-lane freeway (or even if it's a 2-lane freeway) during regular road conditions. The left lane should be for passing only.

Only time I would say it may be acceptable to stay in the left lane would be in heavy traffic like rush hour, but then of course that would be stop and go traffic and no one would be cruising anyways.
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Just move to the right or middle lane.
Left lane is for passing only. You are not suppose to stay there for cruising,.

If you stay there and the car is behind you, move over. No matter what speed you are at.
if they get pull over for speeding, that's their problem. You are not suppose to holding the highway at whatever speed.
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Left lane is for passing , if you're not passing move over until you need to pass again. Not hard :)
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Whatever is faster than everyone else. You shouldn't be in the left lane if anyone is coming up behind you faster than you're traveling. It doesn't matter how fast they're going. If they're moving faster than you, get out of the left lane.
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Don't know why some people are so much in love with the left lane. Saw guys signaled all the way to the left lane as soon as they merged in to the hwy and stayed there. And some moved over for other people to pass then went back to the left lane. Most of the time I found the rightmost lane is the fast lane especially in the city.
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Piro21 wrote: Whatever is faster than everyone else. You shouldn't be in the left lane if anyone is coming up behind you faster than you're traveling. It doesn't matter how fast they're going. If they're moving faster than you, get out of the left lane.
This... Sick of entitled people that are going 120kmh in the left lane thinking it's "fast enough" and don't move over (even though traffic in the middle and right lane are going 120-130)
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Avatar wrote: Don't know why some people are so much in love with the left lane. Saw guys signaled all the way to the left lane as soon as they merged in to the hwy and stayed there. And some moved over for other people to pass then went back to the left lane. Most of the time I found the rightmost lane is the fast lane especially in the city.
Yes, Worse is some cars keeping driving 100km/hr or 105km/hr with no traffic ahead of them and think they have all their right to stay there because limit is only 100km/hr.
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CoolDudeClan wrote: Left lane is for passing , if you're not passing move over until you need to pass again. Not hard :)
This, honestly dont know why this is so hard to understand. Why is this not more enforced in driving schools/tests?
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Pass and GTFO!
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Are the motorists on the left lane the most often asked by cops to pull over?
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nx6288 wrote: light volume? you likely won't even be able to cruise at all, if u do then you'll have to constantly adjust which defeats the purpose of cruising.
Not really sure what you're trying to say... for the purposes of this discussion, I'll define "cruising" as travelling at a constant speed.
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Zero. Pass and move.
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alanbrenton wrote: Are the motorists on the left lane the most often asked by cops to pull over?
Do you mean if they are most often asked to get out of the left lane, or if they are most often pulled over for speeding?
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Viperoni wrote: Do you mean if they are most often asked to get out of the left lane, or if they are most often pulled over for speeding?
the latter
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It depends, but you should leave left lane after passing.
Highway in summer is crazy and sometime 150 is not quick enough for left lane.
Also do not lead the traffic, even you are 20km/h above limit, you may be pulled over.
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Viperoni wrote: Not really sure what you're trying to say... for the purposes of this discussion, I'll define "cruising" as travelling at a constant speed.
Are you trying to find a speed where you can just cruise along and not let anybody behind you in the left drive any faster? ie you're looking for a cruising speed where it would be OK not to move over and allow a faster car to pass you?
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CanadianLurker wrote: Are you trying to find a speed where you can just cruise along and not let anybody behind you in the left drive any faster? ie you're looking for a cruising speed where it would be OK not to move over and allow a faster car to pass you?
I don't know what nx6288 is trying to say, but I'm asking a general question of what the forum users think an "acceptable" cruising speed is for the left lane; IE: even if they weren't in the left lane, what is an acceptable speed, in light traffic volume, for traffic to be cruising in, in the left lane. Part of that does imply that if traffic wants to go faster than you, they'd need to change lanes, since the speed would already be "acceptable", and the recourse wouldn't be to accelerate to a faster speed.

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