Even police are fired up about slow right lane drivers
IF there's one thing people get fired up about, it's people who drive too slow in the right hand lane.
So it's no surprise that when The Traffic and Highway Patrol Command - NSW Police Force Facebook page shared an image of this car's sticker, it struck a chord.
The car was photographed on Friday on The Northern Road, Penrith, NSW.
The post, which they hashtagged "hadenough", has attracted 2.3k likes and over 160 comments - many of the comments passionately echoing the driver's frustration with slow right lane drivers.
But not everyone was a fan of the sticker.
"I'm tipping he'd be one of the muppets who tailgates within 0.5 seconds while drivers ARE actually overtaking, giving them a dose of high beam," wrote one Facebook commenter.
"Don't get me wrong, I'm all for better enforcement of this rule, and I'll keep the hell out of lane 3 on the M4 as much as possible. But, if I'm out there passing a vehicle and I'm pushing a GPS-verified number that's damn close to the limit, just chill till we are both past the slower guy, yeah? I'll move over when we're clear. Then you can get back to your 130km/h."
Some others pointed out that for the sticker to be effective it would actually have to be written in reverse script on the bonnet so slow right lane drivers could see it in their rear vision mirrors.
The Facebook post seems to have reignited the "slow in the right lane" issue that so many people are fired up about.
Earlier this month Sydney mum Lena Kasparian was fined $300 by NSW Police on the weekend for driving too slowly in a right-hand overtaking lane.
In NSW on roads of two or more lanes where the speed limit is greater than 80km/h, motorists must not drive in the right-hand lane unless they are overtaking, turning right, avoiding an obstacle, driving in congested traffic or are otherwise instructed by road signs.
After being pulled over by police for the violation, Kasparian recorded herself ranting about the "absolutely disgusting behaviour" of NSW Police and uploaded the video to Facebook.
Her comments drew the ire of countless social media users who blasted her for failing to observe the road rules.
The post went viral and she was subsequently interviewed on Sunrise, where host Sam Armytage could barely hide her disdain for the woman.
Kasparian kicked off the interview by giving a shoutout to the "trolls" who have been bullying her on Facebook.
"Had I known [it was going to go viral] I would have at least dressed up and put some makeup on my face and made sure I looked pretty good," the Sydney mum said.
The interview then suffered a technical difficulty which Armytage took advantage of to throw her first barb at Kasparian.
"Sorry Lena, we've got problems with our satellite link to you," the Sunrise co-host said.
"We might try and go back to you because I want to hear what you've got to say because it is illegal and it's very annoying when people drive slowly in the right-hand lane."