I do that a lot these days. I used to drive just a bit faster than the traffic and was always open to a ticket for 10 to 15 over. When the Interstates started to get so crowded, I found myself working hard thru clusters of cars and trucks. So I started to just back off the throttle if I came up on a cluster and fall back a bit. Then I noticed that clusters would pass me from time to time, trucks too, and I was left in an empty space of road for long periods of time until the next cluster. Very pleasant. We're usually at a speed of about 5 over.Originally Posted by Motor31
On two lanes, I did the same, just backing off instead of passing. Then I noticed that most of the vehicles that I would have passed turn off within a few miles. I figure that most of the traffic on two lanes is local. So no real need to pass...just wait a few minutes and the road is empty again. The trouble here is I'm usually at a speed of 10 over (the old speed limit before the "gas shortage"), slower than lots of the traffic, but easy pickings for the local leo. I remember a gal back in the '70s had a sticker on her fairing that said "But Officer...I keep my house at 55...".