Letter: Aggressive drivers

Editor, Daily News:

Anyone who thinks letter writer James Cantwell is wrong because he forces you to pass him from the right lane needs to take a long look at your driving habits.

You are part of the aggressive driving problem on our roadways, not Mr. Cantwell. You are breaking the law by speeding and then get upset with him when he gets in your way.

There is no "fast" lane on two-or more-lane roadways unless you are traveling on the interstate. The interstate has a range of speed, 45 to 70 mph, and therefore needs a passing lane. All roads other than the interstate system have only one speed limit. The additional lanes are built to move a heavier volume of traffic all at the same speed limit.

The only law in Collier County that requires someone to drive in the right lane is the county ordinance that applies only to large commercial motor vehicles, and then only on specific roadways.

Florida State Statute (FSS) 316.083 applies to "Overtaking and Passing a Vehicle." FSS 316.084 applies to "When Overtaking on the Right is permitted." These traffic laws, and many more, are all covered in the Drivers Handbook.

Drop by your local driver's license office and pick up a free copy.

Only you can make a difference on our roadways by knowing the traffic laws and accepting responsibility for your driving actions.

Hopefully, the next time you see Mr.

Cantwell, you will be driving with him and not against him. It's for your safety.

Arrive alive!

— Dwaine Parker / Naples

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