38 Blog Posts From the Lane Courtesy Tag


Putting Courtesy Back into Driving

When promoting the virtues of lane courtesy, the NMA will often get feedback from readers suggesting – some more forcefully than others – that the proper terminology should be ‘lane discipline’ or ‘keep right except to pass.’ Both of those phrases have specific and important meanings, but neither does justice to the spirit of cooperation […]

Lane Courtesy or Law–A California Cultural Examination

from Norman Risch, NMA California Member While the NMA has been increasingly promoting left lane courtesy for years, I can compare several states in which I have lived or worked. California is far worse than Maryland, DC, or Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and most other Eastern states in left and right lane courtesy (not that any […]

No lollygagging in the Left Lane, Please! Legislative Update on Lane Courtesy Laws

June is Lane Courtesy Month and many state legislatures are taking on the problem of drivers who impede traffic by camping out in the left lane.  The NMA long ago established June as the spotlight month for lane courtesy to raise awareness that keeping right to allow faster traffic to pass is one of the […]

#358 NMA E-Newsletter Reboot Blog: Surviving Deer Season

#358 NMA E-Newsletter Reboot Blog: Surviving Deer Season

Every once in a while, the NMA likes to reboot a newsletter that still has some relevant news, an update on legislation or motorist advice. E-Newsletter #358 gives important advice on surviving deer season. If you would like to receive our weekly email newsletter, register with your email address by clicking here.   NMA E-Newsletter […]

A drop in the bucket

A series of stories is making the rounds saying Indiana police are enforcing the “slowpoke law” prohibiting left lane blocking. No, they aren’t. 100 tickets in a year statewide is not enforcement. My city writes more speeding tickets in a month. I expect Indiana police use the law like my police, for pretext stops and […]