Brokensword <(^^,)> wrote:
Apparently the left lane is for passing. However it was 12am, there were 3 cars on the road. I guess he means I can't go below 50 on the left lane, I don't know what the hell is going on I am going to court to argue my case before the head pig. I mean it was 12am almost no cars, and it was in an area where deers are.
The law is keep right except to pass. When there's two lanes you should always be in the right lane if there is no other traffic. That is the same law in the US and Canada, only difference is they don't enforce it here, but they should.
If there's 3 lanes the MTO (Ontario) says you should be in the furthest right lane, which I think is a joke. Usually that's on a divided highway (freeway/interstate) in which case I treat the third lane as a merge lane even if it continues further then the exit/on ramps.
Driving in the center lane is also technically the safest since you have two different outs in an emergency as opposed to one and a concrete wall.
The layout on a good day on the 417 (Ottawa) is 120km/h || 110km/h || >110km/h [100km/h limit road]. Now if you get a guy doing 100 in the left passing lane people will start passing him on the right which makes things dangerous since under normal conditions you should only be passed on the left. Hence people don't expect it and sometimes that can lead to accidents.
The system also allows for a good flow of traffic for obvious reasons. If people drove random speeds in every lane you end up with shit traffic for no reason aka the 5 lanes in Kanata. That's just an instance of too many lanes for people's own good. I honestly don't know what lane your supposed to be in but I follow the same 3 lane thing and keep it to the left since I'm usually passing people anyways.