I'm sorry, but yes, pulling over is THE SAFEST THING to do, but...... there is a significant sub-message to this thread that says that a person OBEYING THE LAW is ABSOLUTELY PART OF the problem, that those of us who merely drive 5 miles an hour over the posted speed should get the h-e-double ll out of the way of anybody who drank too much coffee or left for work late or had an argument with their spouse or whatever or just wants to play with their fancy roadster.
It is not MY speed limit..... there are signs along the side of the road that post it for ALL of the road's users. I certainly didn't choose those numbers.
This is the point many keep making and you keep avoiding. Of course no one has suggested that you run your car into a ditch. No one is suggesting that you are breaking any laws by obstructing faster traffic in the US while driving the speed limit, although it is against the law in many other countries. The safest thing to do is to always let faster traffic pass when possible.
We do not know the circumstances of the tailgating driver behind and obstructing faster traffic, while absolutely legal in the US puts us at potentially greater risk. There is zero upside and a potentially serious downside to maintaining the posted speed while obstructing faster traffic behind us. Maybe the tailgater is just out hooning around, maybe their water broke and they are having a baby, maybe they are on PCP, maybe they just robbed a gas station. We don't know why they are driving so fast. Wisdom suggests that it is always safer to let them go and survive the drive, than to hold firmly to our position, obey all traffic speed laws and be absolutely right. Dead right.
Edited by Cajundaddy, 14 April 2019 - 03:54 PM.