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Old 06-16-07, 07:00 AM
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I have found that a centered lane position alone is sometimes not enough to convince impatient drivers to wait behind for a few seconds. When I notice (in my mirror) a driver moving left and/or not slowing, I will issue a slow/stop signal with my left arm. Sometimes emphatically pumping it forward and back if I feel the situation is dangerous enough to warrant it. Timing is everything. If you try to do this too late it doesn't work as well.

Doing this along with moving farther left, greatly increases the level of motorist compliance. Of course I still monitor the situation and prepare to bail if necessary, but seldom have to. Once I see the way is clear I move slightly right and sometimes even signal them to pass. When they are then passing me safely I give a friendly wave.

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