Left lane on the Ohio Turnpike

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Dave1837, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Medium Load Member

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    I've driven the Ohio pike for a while now and yes, I see the signs that say "trucks and slower traffic use right 2 lanes", but are we prohibited from being in that lane? In many states, signs are posted "left lane no trucks", or something of that nature. A few days ago I was stuck behind a Prime and Western Express going 62-63 side by side, so I took the left lane and went around them. As soon as I got halfway past, I noticed a trooper in the median. I never got stopped and was rocking about 73 in the left lane. Before I get too over-confident, has anyone been dinged for a left lane violation?
     
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  3. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    Yes, I personally know someone who got a ticket there being in the 3rd lane
     
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  4. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Medium Load Member

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    Weird that I didn't get one. Maybe the trooper saw what was going on and understood my frustration lol
     
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  6. Lostkeys

    Lostkeys Medium Load Member

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    I doubt that... Id say be thankful you got a freebee.
     
  7. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    They can and will ticket you. Sometimes not if they see you complete it quick. Some officers will write the ticket no matter your reason.

    Just depends.
     
  8. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    I run the ohtp alot and have never been dinged for it such as moving over for traffic merging from a service plaza .
    But I have the ability to rock and roll and take care of business quik .
     
  9. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    I worked out there for some years.

    One bit of advise. If they have a reason to ticket you in the third lane. Ie speed or crash. Your getting two tickets. You will get a third lane violation plus original offense.
     
  10. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Yeah its the chance ya take and you are right ...i would not recommend it to just anyone and I don't make a habit of it .
     
  11. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    Me either, and Ive been know to do the same.
     
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