Maybe its just me. But I’ve got a problem with people who use the express lane like a cruise lane. If you want to go slow, use one of the other lanes. Just because you qualify for the express lane, doesn’t mean you need to drive there. Its really okay to drive in the right lanes. That way for those of us who want to drive slightly faster than the speed limit in a safe manner, we can do so with out waiting for you to exit the lane when you feel that you’re done using it.
After all, your not in a hurry, why do you care if you have to wait behind another driver? Did you know the express lane is the LEFT lane, generally used for faster drivers who want to get where they’re going. Most of the time I really don’t care, I cruse along just like you. I take my time, but when I do, I do so in the middle lanes or the right lanes, and just move along as I see fit.
But when the time comes that Id prefer to “get there”, please do us a favor and move over. Now, if the freeway is very busy, I have no problem if you want to be in the express lane, even if you’re not going the speed limit. But when the free way is wide open, really, its okay, you don’t need to be in the express lane.
Now that I’ve properly vented, my level of road rage is subdued, and I’ll be able to handle this situation several times, before my frustration level increases once again, and I rant a bit on this subject another time. I feel better somehow now.