Help! Driver's Dilemma! Should I drive closer to the middle line or the shoulder on a two-lane highway?
I have to clarify this question, noting that my husband and I do not see eye-to-eye with each other's driving. I have come to the conclusion that this is normal for a couple who has been around the block as many times as we have, so there are always comments made when we are on the road together!
However the one argument that always arises is: where do you drive when you are driving on a two lane highway?
My husband feels strongly that you should drive closest to the middle line and criticizes me for driving too close to the shoulder. He argues that it seems like I'm driving off the road, and that driving close to the center line gives you two directions to dodge in a jam -- either into the other lane or onto the shoulder.
In my defense, I drive closest to the shoulder because if someone is passing in the other lane or driving too close or over the the center line, it is easier to avoid a head on collision. You can quickly swerve on to the shoulder. Also, if there are big rigs and large loads coming in the other lane, I do not want to be too close to them as they hog their lane.
So Reckonauts help settle this arguement once and for all! I will abide by your decision!