Drivers and Driving Laws

I was driving along the highway the other day making use of the HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lane, enjoying cruising along at a nice clip in my personal lane while all the "normals" in the solo lanes jockeyed for position and tried to pass each other. There was one young man in a particular hurry, swerving in and out of tight spaces, stomping on the gas and shooting to at least 30mph over the limit, but never managing to escape our convoy of cars. In spite of speeding, driving recklessly, failing to use a turn signal, and flaunting any traffic law imaginable, he never once veered into the HOV lane. It was interesting to watch him and ponder the extent to which this young man has been trained to avoid a few very specific laws. It made me wonder why I stop at red lights when there are no cars around.

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