EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA


October 10, 2012

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Passing only

To “Leave earlier”: Read the Registry of Motor Vehicles manual. The right lanes on the highway are the travel lanes. The left lanes are the passing lanes. There are signs posted on some highways that state that the left lanes are to be used only for passing. If you are traveling for miles in the passing lane, regardless of your speed, you are breaking the law. Leave your ego at home and stop acting as the speed patrol.

Respect the law

To the person that says that they will not drive over 65 mph in the left lane: Welcome to the world of law-breakers. Before you scold others for speeding you should look in your mirror and scold yourself for being a law-breaker as well. The law in Massachusetts states that the left lane is to be used in passing and not for traveling. That means that if you are not passing another car then it makes it unlawful for you to be using the lane to impede other cars even if they are driving faster than the posted speed limit. By driving what you perceive as the right speed, you are just as much in violation of the law as a speeder. You are not the police and it is illegal for you to try to do their job by limiting travel in left lane. If you want other drivers to respect the law, then look to yourself first.

Funeral procession

On Tuesday morning I along with 300 other family and friends met at a beautiful church in Lawrence to mourn the loss of a loved one. The ride from church to the cemetery in Chelmsford was horrific! We lost track of how many times we were cut off, swore at or flipped the finger. Don’t people know lights flashing mean it’s a funeral? I could not believe how rude and mean they were.

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