Passing lane on SH 16 (just before the bringham creek roundabout) is a perfect example of where i wish the keep left rule was followed.
The right hand side leads up to a turning right into road lane, so you will find almost consistantly you will get someone who sits in it at like 60 odd (80K road along there) happily crusing along next to their equally slow counterpart all the way up to the turning lane where they casually just merge in. Whats worse is the people who do it, only to merge back in to after the passing lane finishes!
Does my head absolutely in.
I find the streetview somewhat perfect here, Note the quite clearly slower truck in the left lane where it should be. White car joins the right lane and seems to hold up the same speed all the way till the streetview time unfortunately switches to a different year.
While there is no way to physically tell if indeed this was the same sorta situation it looks EXACTLY like it.
Kinda goes along with the folk who speed up AT a passing lane though..
Went for a drive right out to waiuku this weekend, and was amazed at the respect passing lanes were given!
3) Do a slow overtake at 101km/hr, by the time they have done their overtaking the lane has run out.
They way I look at it, if you need to overtake, do it as quickly and safely as possible and move in to the left lane ASAP to let the next person past, if you can't do it quickly and safely, stay in the left lane and let others past
Very much agree with this point, although as per the roadcode last i checked... they are simply doing it the 'legal way'.
I was always taught, if you are going to do any overtake at all, regardless of location. You should complete the action as fast as Safely possible. This is something i personally live by, and have been pulled over for once unfortunately - My mistake, i did not Identify the quite obviously red highway car looking straight at me..
With the road i pointed out above, i will often see police roaming up and down there catching out those who go 'too fast' never those who are asshats though so go figure...