I was pleased when I saw the article "Troopers choose education, not tickets, for slow left-lane drivers" by Caleb Hutton after seeing such incidents happen more often than not when on the open road. You'd think it would be common courtesy to let faster drivers have the right of way, but in traveling to other states I've come to realize it is something Washington residents do more than others.
Drivers from other states undoubtedly drive erratically, but at least they move out of the way when they see you coming. I surely don't blame people for getting quite frustrated when they don't move over. Also, when drivers won't get out of the way, it might not necessarily have to do with forgetting what lane they're in or being afraid of merging traffic. It should be as simple as speeding up or slowing down so you don't clash.
It's unclear if people forget the rules of the road as soon as they graduate from driver education, but it must be something of the like. Personally, I don't wish for these types of drivers to get severely punished. Although it is my hope that this article will help remind some of them to look around and give people the right of way when they see someone who is trying to get somewhere a little quicker than they are.
Tristan R. Rasmussen