Many Hudson Valley Drivers Are Breaking the Law on Rte 9
Is there a written rule about driving on Rte 9 that I don't know about?
I have been driving for quite sometime now. I've had my license since the early 2000's. I grew up in Michigan. I always thought I was a good driver seeing as how I grew up near the Detroit. A place known as 'The Motor City' to the entire world but I don't think I became a real driver until I got my New York license. I had a lot to learn and you can learn a lot by driving in the Hudson Valley and quickly. Just spending 10 minutes on the Taconic is like 2 weeks worth of driver's education courses in my opinion.
I have a question for commuters on Rte 9 in Poughkeepsie, New York.
It might seem silly but nearly 50,000 people die in the Unites States every year from motor vehicle accidents. If this conversation can save a life then it's worth having. One of the most common accidents to occur on highways is a rear end collision.
When you're driving on Rte 9 for an extended period of time, what lane do you drive in? My understanding has always been to drive in the right lane unless passing someone while on a two-lane highway. It's actually the law in many states including New York.
If you're going less than the speed limit in the left lane then you're causing an infraction.
However, people don't seem to do that on Rte 9. They'll just drive in the left lane for miles below the limit. Are you using the left lane correctly?