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  • 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

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by N_C
    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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    Doh!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by N_C
    HH,..Man, you must eat coal & crap diamonds.
    I think you've got the process backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith99
    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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