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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Two Notes On Driving

Drove to Hyannis and back today to pick up the Things from Camp Grands.

Two things.

First, why in the world would anyone who lives in the Northeast NOT have EZ Pass.  There are enough toll roads and bridges to make is an essential part of driving.  And yet, I'd say half or more of drivers aren't using it.

Second, stay out of the left lane unless you're the fastest car on the road.  If there is someone behind you - or coming up behind you - get left.  Unless you, yourself are stuck behind someone traveling slowly in the left lane.

If Americans generally used the left lane for passing or very fast travel, my guess is not only would traffic jams decrease, but traffic fatalities.  Slowpokes in the fast lane are what causes people to jump lanes like maniacs.

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