Q&A - Another Take On Slower Traffic Failing To Keep Right
I have a question for you and hope you can answer it.
You're driving from Kelowna to Vancouver on the Okanagan Connector. There are two lanes for your direction of travel. The fast lane seems to be pretty clean with bare pavement. The slow lane is covered in snow and doesn't look safe. You have winter tires and everything, but bare pavement always beats compact snow.
You are driving in the left lane (fast lane). There's another vehicle gaining on you from behind. Do you:
- Pull into the right lane to let them pass although the compact snow doesn't look so safe at that speed.
- Ignore them and let them pass on the right since they obviously feel more confident.
In my mind, if the highway has two lanes but one of them is covered in snow and ice, it might as well be a one lane highway - which means no passing should be happening until conditions improve - and therefore the slower driver should stay in the left lane cruising at whatever speed they feel comfortable, and the person behind should make peace with that.
What's your take on this?