Is the Left Lane for Passing or Driving Fast?

Here’s a classic question we’ll never agree on:  When you’re on the highway, what should the left lane be used for?  Is it for people who want to drive fast, or is it just for passing people?

A new poll asked 27,000 Americans, and the most popular answer was BOTH.  40% say it’s for passing OR driving fast, 36% say it should only be used for passing, and 13% say it’s mainly for people who want to drive faster than the flow of traffic.

2% chose none of the above.  So I guess those are the people who like to plant themselves in the fast lane and drive UNDER the speed limit.  (The other 9% didn’t have an opinion.)

Here’s a chart on how each state handles left lane driving.