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I usually do as the the trucks do except for weight scales. I ended up on the lower deck of the George Washington Bridge in NYC because it said trucks left lane for police inspection, BAD MOVE!! I met some new friends all in NYC police uniform.But that's another story.[emoticon] All's well that ends well.


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When traveling on the interstates, I drive with the big boys. I will follow the signs for trucks and buses. I find the truckers to be very courteous as long as you do not go too slow and hold them up.


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Agree -- go with the trucks. I've been in similar situations, stayed right only to find significant lane narrowing through a construction zone, and darn near scraped the side of my rig. That, of course, was why they shifted the big boys to the left.

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IMHO you were O.K.

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You certainly wanted to stay where you were if you were approaching your exit. If that had not been the case then you should plan to move left (or whatever the instructions). In addition to the reasons listed above you can also run into narrow lanes with no shoulder and having 2 big rigs side by side in this area is quite dangerous. You want to be where the most room is available and where your size will not conflict the the road size restrictions.
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You might get harassed, or an uneducated cop might even ticket you, but you would get off on a technicality. There was a federal supreme court decision back in the 70s that determined that an RV is in its own class and is not classified as a truck. This means that any regulation must specifically call out a motorhome somewhere in the law. (often times the definitions of terms are given as a preface for the law)

My advice would be to use common sense. Generally speaking, use the truck lane. Now of course if you want to pass a truck on the right, you have the legal right to do so, but it may not be the wisest choice, especially if you are about to go under an overpass, you don't want to be next to a semi when the lane goes narrow.


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I tend to just stay in the slower moving lane. To many retards think they have to weave though traffic.

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Try telling the Californian court that.

Daveinet wrote:

You might get harassed, or an uneducated cop might even ticket you, but you would get off on a technicality. There was a federal supreme court decision back in the 70s that determined that an RV is in its own class and is not classified as a truck. This means that any regulation must specifically call out a motorhome somewhere in the law. (often times the definitions of terms are given as a preface for the law)

My advice would be to use common sense. Generally speaking, use the truck lane. Now of course if you want to pass a truck on the right, you have the legal right to do so, but it may not be the wisest choice, especially if you are about to go under an overpass, you don't want to be next to a semi when the lane goes narrow.



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"The answer, according to Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission spokesman Carl E. DeFebo Jr., lies in the special conditions presented by the construction zone.

In order to keep traffic moving as efficiently as possible during repairs, engineers sometimes route vehicles temporarily onto road surfaces not designed for full-time traffic, DeFebo said.

For instance, when driving on temporary lanes through a construction zone, you might actually be using what's normally the shoulder of the road, or a stretch specially built for use only during the work, he said.

As the Warrior has reported previously, roadway "shoulders" are not as deep as main travel lanes, the subsurface materials vary, and other differences make them unable to sustain heavy loads or lots of traffic without failing prematurely."
source: http://articles.mcall.com/2003-09-05/new........3485580_1_lane-concrete-barriers-roadway


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