Fast Lane, What Not To Do: Around the World Ep. 4

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Hey, it’s Dave here.

If you’re at all experienced with driving on the highway, or were taught well by your driving instructor or parents, you know not to drive in the fast lane unless you’re passing someone. In the U.S., it’s the left lane, and it’s meant for emergencies.

What if a husband is rushing his wife to the hospital because her water broke? Or if someone’s choking? Or if someone’s parent had a heart attack and he’s rushing to the hospital to say good-bye, but can’t because someone is in the fast lane driving slow? Many people think they have the right to drive there if they’re going the speed limit. (My sister Debbie was one of those people—wink, wink).

In some states, such as Texas, Tennessee, and Oregon, it’s actually illegal to drive in the left lane unless you’re passing. In Scotland, however, where we are now, you’re supposed to drive in the left lane, not the right, so just be aware of your surroundings.

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