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The Stay Right Club™ is dedicated to getting drivers to Stay Right Except To Pass. Drivers in North America do not allow people to pass! They drive all day long in the left hand lane. They often disrespect faster cars that want to pass. They do not respect the fact that the left hand lane is the "passing lane" to be used for passing only!

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In every other civilized country drivers stay right except to pass. In Europe they always travel only in the right hand "driving lane". They move over to the left hand "passing lane" only when they need to pull out to pass a slower moving vehicle.

Before they pull out to pass, they always check their rearview mirrors to look far into the distance to make sure there isn't a faster car gaining on them. If a faster car is approaching, they wait for that car to pass first.

When it's their turn to pass, they signal their lane change, and pass the other vehicle quickly. As soon as they can see the passed vehicle in their rearview mirror, they know it's safe to signal and return to the right hand lane. They always return to the right hand lane, even if they intend to pass another vehicle further on down the road.

To stay right and pass on the left is safe driving practice. It is not only the polite and courteous thing to do, it's also the law in every state!

North American drivers exhibit dangerous driving habits:
  • They do not stay in the right hand "driving lane".
  • They change lanes without checking their rearview mirrors.
  • They frequently change lanes without first using their turn signals.
  • They often pull into the passing lane when a faster car is approaching.
  • They do not attempt to overtake and pass slower vehicles quickly.
  • They do not return to the right hand lane after passing.
You may agree, but you may also ask yourself what if anything can you do about it?


         

You CAN Do Something!


What can you do? Print out this free license plate and mount it on your front bumper to be read in the rear view mirror of the motorist hogging the passing lane ahead of you:

Free Front Stay Right License Plate
Right click, save, print, laminate & mount in license plate frame.


Now you are a "card-carrying" Member of the Stay Right Club! This plate is legal in all 50 states and Canada including Nevada where the "novelty message" can be black or red, as the state-issued letters are white.

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Orrin Johnson years driving: 55 cars: Nissan Maxima city: Portsmouth state: NH I obviously completely agree with your premise. The extreme right hand lane has become my preferred travel lane as it is the least occupied, even the trucks don't use it anymore. Thankfully around here it is legal to pass on the right.
Brent Curvin years driving: 23 on road, 33 total cars: several bikes and cars/vans city: Asheville State: NC I stay right except to pass or let someone merge at all times. I even accelerate slightly while passing to minimize my time in the left lane.
Molly Ruhl years driving: 1 cars: Toyota Tacoma city: Los Angeles state: CA It's ridiculous that people refuse to move back over into the right lane once they've finished passing! I've sat in unnecessary congestion due to jerks that just stay in the left lane, even though there are people piling up behind them! Even on freeways in LA, slow drivers don't realize that the right to driving in the left-most lanes is earned by going faster than others! Even though I'm just a teen driver, my dad has made certain that I know the rules of the road (such as flashing one's lights to tell another driver you're letting them over). But whenever I've told any of my friends about the passing lane, they've never heard of it! I think we should raise awareness, because traffic on a two-lane highway is ridiculous, and slow-pokes don't realize they're the ones causing it!
Stein Smith This is a real problem in the PA area due to the main interstates are 2 lanes throughout. I believe it would be a campaign for congress since it can be pushed as a safety issue. I would love to use my marketing experience to campaign similar to the "Watch for Motorcycles" campaign which many drivers are choosing to display the sticker on their vehicle. Stein Smith
Todd Angst State: WI People driving in the left lane is the number one cause of road rage today in America. I am a law enforcement officer which enables me to perform traffic stops all day for this violation. This personally, is my number one pet peeve traffic violation and there are plenty of motorists out there that do it. I would be very interested in ordering a front license plate with the "Stay Right" in reverse order but can you do one that looks like a Wisconsin plate or have it on a plain background? Thanks so much. Todd
Edward F Lewis years driving: 35 cars: 2005 Nissan Xterra and 2008 Kia Optima city: East Lyme state: CT There are nothing but lanes full of inconsiderate people that need to know everyone else's bussiness but their own. Please check your mirrors every 5 to 10 seconds. It is obvious that if a car pulls up behind you... they are going faster. LET THEM BY! It is not your business to know why or where they are going, just let them GO.
Heather Lee Horwath years driving: 7 cars: Jeep Cherokee 2005 city: NY-NJ state: NJ I completely agree. Commuters from PA (that I have seen) traveling to East NJ frequently ride the left lane due to the long duration they spend on one highway. They think they're being safe but it only causes more traffic as some also try to "police" speeders. If they wanted to become a traffic patrolman they should've joined a police academy. This is infuriating as a commuter because it causes people to pass on the right and also disrupts a smooth flow of traffic. I just don't understand how people can't check their mirrors, use turn signals and stay right. I think that if you cannot manage that, then you should not have a license. A driver's license is a priviledge, not a citizen's right. I also feel that people who linger in the left lane should be targeted by state troopers and given a hefty fine. There's enough traffic in NJ already, ignorant and selfish people are making it worse. If you don't like being tailgated, then move out of the way. Ignorant drivers need to learn to share the road and not be selfsish because they are afraid/nervous to drive on the highway.
John Tyrrell years driving: 16 cars: 2002 Dodge Intrepid, 2000 Jeep Cherokee, 1988 Camaro IROC-Z, 1994 Dodge Ram 1500 city: Livonia state: MI Traffic would move so much more efficiently if people obeyed the simple law of "drive right, pass left". People camping out in the left lane for absolutely no reason is my #1 annoyance when i drive. I wish law enforcement would hand out more impeding traffic tickets to these people and less to those speeding to try to get around them. I love watching someone getting on the expressway @ 45mph, and they immediately go 3 lanes over to the far left lane with absolutely no traffic in front of them...and of course, with no turn signal being used. Sometimes, i think i should have been a police officer so i could make my point more clearly.
Charles Murphy years driving: 2.5 cars: 2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS city: Baltimore/Washington Metro state: MD Drive right, pass left is an amazing concept in driving. I hate it when people don't yield in the left lane to slower traffic, or just drive there period, because faster people have to pass them on the right. This can be dangerous on a three lane highway when you have two people both trying to pass cars in the left and right lane via the middle lane. If they're being reckless, they may tap and cause a severe accident, so I'm a firm supporter of this concept.
Gary & Jackie years driving: 42 cars: 2004 Saturn, 2004 Ford F-150 city: northern Wisconsin state: WI I also agree that any area of traffic would more smoothly, fewer accidents, less rage if IDIOTS would just use the left lane for passing (except for the usual potholes.) Learn the basic rules or hand back your license! If the other guy in an expensive vehicle wants to do 90 mph in a 55 zone--LET HIM. What's it to you?? Just because 'you pay taxes' is no reason to 'drive where I please on my road.' The left lane dicks are truly my #1 p.i.t.a's. Thank you
Patrick Larkin years driving: 30 cars: 97 Dodge Dakota, 08 Honda Accord, 98 Harley-Davidson city: Dallas state: TX See his blog
Barbara Force years driving: 5 cars: Ford Mustang city: Circleville state: NY People arrogantly hog the left lane. I politely beep at them and point to the right, and they wave or give me the bird. The police do not enforce the laws (so I started this petition http://www.change.org/petitions/traffic-enforce-stay-right-pass-left-traffic-laws). They also drift into lanes - not even an actual switch! Almost no one uses a signal. It's very rude and grates a person's nerves when driving.
Heather Lee Horwath years driving: 7 cars: Jeep Cherokee 2005 city: NY-NJ state: NJ I completely agree. Commuters from PA (that I have seen) traveling to East NJ frequently ride the left lane due to the long duration they spend on one highway. They think they're being safe but it only causes more traffic as some also try to "police" speeders. If they wanted to become a traffic patrolman they should've joined a police academy. This is infuriating as a commuter because it causes people to pass on the right and also disrupts a smooth flow of traffic. I just don't understand how people can't check their mirrors, use turn signals and stay right. I think that if you cannot manage that, then you should not have a license. A driver's license is a priviledge, not a citizen's right. I also feel that people who linger in the left lane should be targeted by state troopers and given a hefty fine. There's enough traffic in NJ already, ignorant and selfish people are making it worse. If you don't like being tailgated, then move out of the way. Ignorant drivers need to learn to share the road and not be selfsish because they are afraid/nervous to drive on the highway.
John Tyrrell years driving: 16 cars: 2002 Dodge Intrepid, 2000 Jeep Cherokee, 1988 Camaro IROC-Z, 1994 Dodge Ram 1500 city: Livonia state: MI Traffic would move so much more efficiently if people obeyed the simple law of "drive right, pass left". People camping out in the left lane for absolutely no reason is my #1 annoyance when i drive. I wish law enforcement would hand out more impeding traffic tickets to these people and less to those speeding to try to get around them. I love watching someone getting on the expressway @ 45mph, and they immediately go 3 lanes over to the far left lane with absolutely no traffic in front of them...and of course, with no turn signal being used. Sometimes, i think i should have been a police officer so i could make my point more clearly.
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