Why do people who drive SUV's/trucks run others off the road?

This is something I’ve been pondering now for a few years. Whenever I drive on the freeway and I’m in the fast lane going at least 10 mph over the limit, I can always count on there being an SUV or pick-up truck suddenly on my tail, trying to force me to move over. Is it the greater horse power, being up higher on the road, the fact that since their vehicle is bigger they’re more important? Anyone have any clues?

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3 Responses to Why do people who drive SUV's/trucks run others off the road?

  1. The Fed Up Matthew™ September 16, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    People that do that are jerks. When people get on my butt when I’m already going 10mph over the limit I let myself coast down to the speed limit until they get mad and go around me. Works every time.

    @Maxwell– In the cities there isn’t the luxury of a fast lane as exits are on both sides of the road. Also the limit is the limit, I’m not getting a ticket for you.

  2. Maxwell September 16, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    maybe it is the fact that if you are in the fast lane, and someone behind you is going faster it is your RESPONSIBILITY to MOVE OVER and let them pass you.

    Don’t abuse the fast lane by going slower than other people in it.

    I don’t have an SUV, but it always astounds me the number of people that don’t understand what yielding to fast traffic means.

    Even when they put of road signs that say "Slower traffic keep right" people still can’t figure it out.

    @FedUp

    I don’t live in a ‘left exit’ area

    and no one is expecting to you speed up, or get a ticket. just move to the right into the lanes that are traveling ‘your speed’.

    It is actually a written traffic law that slower traffic is obligated to move to the right to allow faster moving traffic to overtake them (as opposed to undertaking or passing on the right, which is considered move dangerous because the right side of a car has a larger blind spot)

    Aside from everything else legal, it is POLITE to yield to faster moving traffic. Common courtesy improves everyone’s day, and you can feel good that you did something nice.

    (and my city doesn’t have left exits except freeway interchanges, and when near a freeway interchange, I expect there will be slower moving traffic in odd lanes.)

  3. Shovel Ready September 16, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    Keep right except to pass. Don’t speed.