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View Poll Results: Do you slow down when passing slower objects/vehicles?
I always slow down when passing slower vehicles 4 16.00%
I never slow down when passing slower vehicles 2 8.00%
I will slow down or not depending on my assesment of the situation 19 76.00%
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Old 02-27-07, 02:12 PM   #1
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More balanced poll about passing speeds:

I didn't like the other poll...it was too black and white.

Here's one with a shade of grey.
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I didn't like the other poll...it was too black and white.

Here's one with a shade of grey.
Original poll choices:

1. Yes, always or almost always.
2. Often, but usually not when there is plenty of space (more than 6') to pass safely.
3. Generally, no if slower traffic is in a separate lane, but yes if any lane sharing is involved.
4. No, I don't slow down, regardless of how little passing space there is.

"More balanced" poll choices:
1. I always slow down when passing slower vehicles
2. I never slow down when passing slower vehicles
3. I will slow down or not depending on my assesment of the situation

LOL, 2 of 3 options in this "more balanced" poll are so extreme I doubt anyone will pick them.
All 4 of the options in the original poll are less extreme, and, so, arguably shades of gray.
Even Option 4 in the original is not as extreme as option 2 in this poll because there is no "never" in the original.

Indeed, as of right now, 100% (5 of 5) participants have chosen #3 in this poll, while the voting is split evenly (4 for each) between 1 and 2 in the original.
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HH, you have missed the point, at least in part. Part of this is meant as satire. Man, you must eat coal & crap diamonds. Loosen up dude.
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Balanced? last I heard balanced was both sides. Both this and the original poll ONLY have slowing as an option. Back in the real world where not all slower vehicles are bikes I am more apt to speed up when passing a slower vehicle. If there are 2 lanes in my direction then most likely no adjustment. But if I would be 'sharing' the lane then I wait until there is no oncoming traffic and then pass in the opposite lane. The faster (within reason) the less exposure for everyone. Why would I wishj to slow and maximize the chance of trouble?
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I think you've got the process backwards.
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Balanced? last I heard balanced was both sides. Both this and the original poll ONLY have slowing as an option. Back in the real world where not all slower vehicles are bikes I am more apt to speed up when passing a slower vehicle. If there are 2 lanes in my direction then most likely no adjustment. But if I would be 'sharing' the lane then I wait until there is no oncoming traffic and then pass in the opposite lane. The faster (within reason) the less exposure for everyone. Why would I wishj to slow and maximize the chance of trouble?
The context which was never explicity said (as the poll came from a different thread discussion) is passing is occuring without using opposing direction lane.
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i want to know if you guys slow down while passing BICYCLISTS. who really cares about driving and passing cars in a bike safety forum anyhow? Some guy that confuses his RV with a bicycle sometimes?
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Still the same answer for me - if it is clear and I can pass, I ain't slowin' down....better stay in your lane grandpa.
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