>Let's not make this into something it's not.
On any road with multiple lanes, especially freeways, the leftmost lane is meant to be a fast passing lane. Proper behavior is to use it to overtake then return to a more rightward lane as soon as you reasonably can.
Thanks for calling me a moron, but do you have any facts to back that up?
I do understand that this is the etiquette, but I disagree that the state would pour asphalt lanes with the expressed intent of someone using them to violate the law.
Now, you're likely correct when the highways are four total lanes divided by some yellow paint. The risk of going over the line is too great when oncoming traffic is only a few feet away. But then I specifically said 'interstate', didn't I?
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