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In message <33154ACF.70A3@ix.netcom.com> e6941tb@ix.netcom.com writes:

> I visited Ontario and Quebec this past Christmas. You guys
> do_drive_differntly, than it is customary south of your border. My own
> observation: you typically drive on the right, pass on the left. I was
> typically travelling at 120-130km/h and once in a while I would catch up
> on a car in the left lane from behind. As  soon as it saw me it would
> move over to the right_immediately! With a right blinker flashing to
> boot.

There are places in Germany where this is often done, especially the Autobahn 
north from Hannover to Hamburg/Bremen.  The reason there is that the trucks 
have worn deep grooves in the surface (Spurrillen) and they make the steering 
wander on a car with a narrower track.  So people drive in the outside 
(overtaking) lane and move back over when someone comes up behind them.
It gets bad in the wet, when the grooves fill with rainwater.  A cross between 
aquaplaning and watersking.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club