March 13, 1995
Isn't it annoying when people in the left lane of the interstate of your choice drive only 50 mph?This trait especially bugs a White Marsh reader, a courier who drives a couple of hundred miles a day."I wish you would write a column, on the front page, daily, reminding people to stay out of the left lane if they're going 50," he said. Such motorists "have to be passed on the right, by the people who are doing your average speeds, and it creates a hazard."OK. Let's take this information down: Left lane . . . going 50 . . . pass on the right . . . hazard.
February 27, 2003
The House of Delegates reversed itself yesterday and approved a bill that would require drivers in the left lane to move aside for faster motorists to pass. Under the bill, drivers who fail to yield the left lane to faster-moving vehicles could be subject to a fine and a point on their driver's licenses. The penalty would apply even to those drivers who are traveling at the speed limit. The measure failed to win the required 71 votes Tuesday, but upon reconsideration yesterday the House voted 90 to 49 to approve the bill.
February 8, 1998
IF YOU DO MUCH DRIVING on our nation's highways, you've probably noticed that, more and more often, bullets are coming through your windshield.This is a common sign of Road Rage, which the opinion-makers in the news media have decided is a serious problem, currently ranking just behind global warming and several points ahead of Asia.How widespread is Road Rage?To answer that question, researchers for the National Institute of Traffic Safety recently did a study in which they drove on the interstate highway system in a specially equipped observation van. By the third day, they were deliberately running other motorists off the road.
October 22, 2007
Alcohol and speed appear to have contributed to a single-vehicle crash in Linthicum early yesterday that claimed the life of a Baltimore woman, said the state police at the Glen Burnie barracks. Sudi Sharifa Smith, 25, of the 5200 block of St. Charles Ave., died in the wreck, which occurred shortly before 5 a.m. on Baltimore-Washington Expressway near West Nursery Road. Richard Rolanzo Queen, 38, of the 700 block of Peach Orchard Lane in Dundalk was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Suburban northbound in the left lane when he lost control of the vehicle and swerved off the left side of the road, police said.
September 14, 2003
Thirteen people from the York, Pa. area, including 11 students from York Suburban High School, suffered minor injuries yesterday morning when a bus carrying 37 passengers overturned on Interstate 83 in northern Baltimore County, Maryland State Police said. The bus, which was returning from a sporting event at Goucher College in Towson, overturned on northbound I-83 between Mount Carmel and Middletown roads about 11 a.m., police said. The driver, Charles R. Spiker, 69, of Manchester, Pa., was moving into the left lane to pass a car when the bus sideswiped a second car, a Nissan Sentra, in the left lane, police said.
August 14, 2014
The congestion-causing closure of a lane carrying Interstate 395 traffic south out of the city onto southbound Interstate 95 will come to an end late Friday or early Saturday morning, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. Lanes on southbound I-95 will shift once more as well, starting tonight. The work is part of a two-year project to replace concrete decks and roadway joints on I-95. The right lane of the I-395 exit ramp onto I-95 will reopen sometimes between 9 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. on Saturday, depending on weather, the MdTA said.