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Old 07-09-2015, 12:27 AM   #15
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We spent 2 weeks in Poipu in mid-May, went all over the island but the only rain was a couple of times when we were driving through Kapa'a or other eastside places.
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:09 AM   #16
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In many instances, the posted speed limits on freeways in California seem more like a suggestion than law. You'll routinely come across situations where the average speed of most cars (and trucks) is closer to 80 mph than the posted 65 or 70 mph. In those situations, it seems to create a traffic hazard when I'm towing my AS at no more than 65 mph, but that's what I do (despite the 55 mph speed limit for trucks and towing). Drive sensibly according to conditions (weather, darkness, fog, etc.) and the limitations of your rig (TV, trailer, tires, etc.), stay out of the fast lanes, and you shouldn't have problems as long as you keep your speed at 65 or under.
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Mexican food place in a place that used to be a Bank. THAT should tell you something about California.
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Well, when I travel for work I do not push the traffic laws as getting in trouble with the law in a company paid rental car is asking for trouble, I was and am trying to obey the limits, but it just seems that traffic was always backing up behind the trailers because the cars are going so much faster
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Mexican food place in a place that used to be a Bank. THAT should tell you something about California.
Well it could have been a marina.
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Old 07-09-2015, 10:53 AM   #20
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As a CA resident, I've always found it interesting that CA posted limits are conservative, for both single and compound vehicles, especially with respect to other states.

And we as a whole, largely blow off those limits by a wide margin. I feel more comfortable driving faster in CA even with its lower posted limits, than in other states. Probably cause the flow of traffic generally carries a higher speed and we all just blend in.

And I've never truly understood why the posted limits are low, especially since probably 75%+ of the populace is breaking the laws.

Many have suspected that this keeps open a large ticket income source. My personal other suspicion is due to CA SMOG, or the CARB agency. We have the strictest emissions of most any state. Perhaps by trying to keep speeds down, it helps the SMOG cause.
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Another thing that caught my attention is the motorcycles splitting the lanes between the traffic, I couldn't believe it when I saw it the first time, do they have a death wish?
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Splitting lanes is legal there. Not smart but legal. The only time I would try it is if traffic is totally stopped. I bet they don't wear helmets either.

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The mc's splitting traffic is not illegal in CA. There is quite a split of opinion whether it's dangerous. Called lane splitting, lane sharing, lane filtering, and lane weaving. It's quite startling when you don't see it coming.
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Is it OK to tow your Airstream in HOV lanes as long as you have minimum number of occupants in the tow vehicle?

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It's amazing to me here in Northern California along the I-5 that so many drivers from Oregon and Washington which have the same speed limits blow through here above the speed limit and push the flow of traffic by tailgating and aggressive driving. I'm not just singleing out OR & WA. We have a bunch from B.C. also and to a lesser extent from every other state.

Don't they realize that most of the western states have a reciprocal agreement ?

That means if your ticketed here it will show up on your driving record in your home state, with all the points added to your license.

Or if your from California and are ticketed in another western state it will show up here.

All I can say to that is plan ahead and allow enough time to legally get where your going, after all the journey is half the fun.
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Short answer, NO.

Long answer, When towing or driving a 3 axle vehicle you are restricted to the right lane except when there are more than 2 lanes in your direction of travel then you are restricted to the 2 most right hand lanes.

Most all HOV lanes are the extreme left lane .
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It's amazing to me here in Northern California along the I-5 that so many drivers from Oregon and Washington which have the same speed limits blow through here above the speed limit and push the flow of traffic by tailgating and aggressive driving. I'm not just singleing out OR & WA. We have a bunch from B.C. also and to a lesser extent from every other state.

Don't they realize that most of the western states have a reciprocal agreement ?

That means if your ticketed here it will show up on your driving record in your home state, with all the points added to your license.

Or if your from California and are ticketed in another western state it will show up here.

All I can say to that is plan ahead and allow enough time to legally get where your going, after all the journey is half the fun.

Washington's Max speed is 70 like California's. Oregon's however is 65. That is painfully slow if one is entering from Idaho where it is 80.

When in California, I try to travel with the flow of traffic and stay out of the forbidden lanes when towing.

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P.S. The one thing Californians do that annoys me is putting "the" in front of highway names. Everywhere else it's I-5. I-80, ETC. Why is California the only one who says, "the I-5"? Is someone getting paid by the word?

It reminds me of Trump calling himself "the Donald"

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