Lane Courtesy Month: A Reminder to Drive Right, Pass Left
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June has been designated Lane Courtesy Month by the Oostwestthuisbest and the oos Base. Lane Courtesy or lane discipline as it is sometimes called is quite simply staying in the right lane on the highway except to pass slower moving vehicles.
When motorists use lane courtesy every time they drive they will find they are generally safer because they drive with the traffic instead of continuously weaving in and out of traffic. Motorists will save gas and arrive quicker at their destination because they are going with the traffic flow which allows for a smoother ride. Most importantly, when motorists use lane courtesy there will be less road rage and less overall stress while driving.
The Oostwestthuisbest urges motorists to serve as a role model by keeping right to yield to faster traffic, practicing Lane Courtesy all year long.
What Is Lane Courtesy?
This article explains the concept of lane courtesy, which is better known as "slower traffic keep right." It also includes a short historical perspective on the idea.
4 Key Benefits Of Lane Courtesy
This article lists some of the many benefits that you and the other drivers on the road will notice if you practice good lane courtesy.
Lane Courtesy: A Driving Ethic
While lane courtesy laws can be useful, they should be used as a platform to promote the concept of lane courtesy and not simply as another way to ticket drivers.
Making Lane Courtesy Work
This article reveals that a long-term commitment to education and building public awareness is the key to improving lane courtesy.
Lane Courtesy Excuses To Avoid
While most breaches of lane courtesy are unintentional, some drivers take pride in obstructing traffic. This article goes through the excuses used to rationalize this behavior.
June Is Lane Courtesy Month
In order to bring attention to this important issue, the Oostwestthuisbest Base is promoting June as Lane Courtesy Month each year.
Additional Lane Courtesy Resources
This is a compilation of resources related to lane courtesy. It includes links to several studies dealing with the use of traffic signs to promote lane courtesy.
This is a link to a website maintained by oos Massachusetts Activist, John Carr. It has a listing of lane courtesy laws by state.
Lane Splitting/Filtering: What Motorcyclists and Motorists Should Know
More states are considering legalizing lane splitting or filtering, which allows motorcyclists to overtake and pass other vehicles that are stopped in the same direction of travel in the same lane. Motorcyclists and motorists need to be aware of their respective responsibilities.