Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Magic of Overtaking Lanes

What is it about overtaking lanes that gives them magic powers?
You know what I mean!
That magic that is created by some mysterious source.
You are travelling behind a car that is doing between 80 to 85kmh
and this is what the road is like.

That double white line that doesn't allow you to pass, or if you are at a broken line area then there is always vehicles coming the other way.
But then you see it, that sign that tell you that you have not far to go until there is an overtaking lane, you get that smile on your face.
But then you notice something strange is happening to that car in front of you, the one that you've been following for the last 15km at a slow pace.
It's slowly but surely picking up speed, in fact it's actually pulling away from you and by the time you reach the overtaking lane not only has it got up to the 110kmh that you're allowed to drive it is in fact speeding away from you at a faster rate.
You breathe a sigh of relief and decide that maybe the driver was in a bit of a trance previously and was not really concentrating on what speed they were doing and you're just glad they have moved on and are no longer holding you up.

But what's that I see ahead?
As you approach the end of the overtaking lanes, you see the car just ahead of you and as you come up behind it you find that once again it's doing 80kmh.


  1. That is so true! It happens to me all the time. :)

  2. So, SO true!!!!

    Do you think people are deliberately that annoying and self centred that they try to stop people passing them? I've wondered...

  3. One of the great mysteries of life, People's behavior can be so strange...


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