Q I have to agree with reader Gordon Craig's assertion of your hypocrisy about speed limits and road sharing.

Tom Harais

Vallejo

A Am I a hypocrite for telling drivers going 65 mph in the fast lane on the freeway to move right if faster traffic approaches from behind? I think not, and I base my feelings on what CHP officers have told me for decades. Get out of their way for your safety. It's not worth the risks to be stubborn about this.

Anything else, Tom?

Q You say it's OK to travel the speed limit on Vasco Road even if the idiot behind you feels otherwise, but not on the freeway. For years I have cringed at the way you use the term "road boulder" and seemingly defend those who believe that once they barrel their way into the No. 1 lane on the freeway, they may go as fast as they please and everyone else must yield to their refusal to safely share the public roadway by moving over.

Aggressive driving is dangerous and needs to be curbed. We don't live in a police state and the CHP can't be everywhere. A bit of public pressure and shaming of the "road bullies" could do wonders for making highways safer. Much more so than referring to those who wisely limit themselves to the maximum speed limit as "road boulders."

Tom Harais

A And ...

Q Shame on you. If traffic is stacking up behind someone doing 65, the people doing the tailgating need to learn to obey the traffic laws and drive the speed limit. Someone in your position should not be giving credence to the "get out of my way" lobby who feel like they have a divine right to flout the rules of the road.

Eamonn Gormley

A And ...

Q In regard to your answer about traveling in the fast lane at 65 mph: Going even 1 mph over 65 is a violation of the law. I hoped for you to advocate for all drivers to travel safely at the maximum speed limit of 65 mph in the fast lane. It was disappointing that, instead, you apparently supported driving 80 mph in the fast lane, and denigrated those traveling legally.

Michael Kassarjian

Kensington

A I support safe driving. But do you really believe someone going 65 mph on a freeway with a stack of cars behind him itching to go faster leads to safe driving?

Q I would like to reply to Gordon Craig regarding his suggestion that you are a hypocrite for espousing drivers to follow the law with regards to speed limits while urging road boulders to move over to allow highway speeders to pass in the fast lane. The laws of mankind and the laws of reality do not necessarily agree. If I stay at the legal limit in the fast lane on a modern freeway in urban America, my course of action may lead to death due to the actions of the road-raged motorist that I had blocked.

Larry Koepke

San Jose

A That it may.

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