Driving on shoulder I-5

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by IluvCATS, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    This is the correct answer.
    It's an unwritten rule, accepted practice in Oregon because they have stuff over 100K.
    DON'T do it in California.

    And those big yellow signs they put at the top of those passes that tell you what your speed should be, they went through all the trouble to put those up for a reason.
     
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  3. RedRover

    RedRover Road Train Member

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    Between Lewiston, ID and Spokane, WA there was a sign on my first trip through there that said you could move slow moving vehicles to the shoulder and make a lane during daylight hours. Of course they hadn't plowed or treated the roads in ages and there were wrecked cars and even a wrecked ambulance on its side that was going to rescue those drivers. I chose to stay in my lane lol
     
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  4. LWT104

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    I wouldn't and never will. Thats an emergency/breakdown lane, period. There is another lane to pass on.
     
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  5. driverdriver

    driverdriver Road Train Member

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    If something happens while your riding over there your insurance company is going to tell you to take a hike.
     
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  6. REO6205

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    Drive in Oregon much?
     
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  7. LWT104

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    I have driven, and will drive more, but I won't use that lane unless I'm going too slow, say 10 or 15 mph, which won't happen. Last time I went south bound, I passed a guy doing just that. So using it at that speed is justifiable, imo, because that's just about standing still. Could create a bad situation if he was in travel lanes and too many trucks approached at the same time.
     
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  8. QuietStorm

    QuietStorm Heavy Load Member

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    ... welcome to the thread
     
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  9. Emulsified

    Emulsified Road Train Member

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    It's legal in Oregon where posted.
     
  10. ChaoSS

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    Where posted, and it's not posted on i5, at least not down south.
     
  11. IluvCATS

    IluvCATS Road Train Member

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    No it's not posted at all. That why I asked for opinions. I felt obligated to use it when I was heavy and dragging ###. But I also realized if anything happens it's definitely a moving violation and liability in a collision. So is it worth it when you are just extending a courtesy to other drivers? I'm not sure. I'd hate to be telling an officer "...but everyone does it!"
     
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