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Relative cruise control control

Adjust cruise control speeds of adjacent cars to accommodate for faster passing.
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When two cars are going down the road with just slightly different speeds on their cruise control things can get pretty dicey. It would be nice if the faster guy goes a little faster and the slower guy a little slower. This decreases the time the cars spend in close proximity and relieves stress and risk on the drivers.
daseva, Sep 05 2010

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       Maybe they do things different there. Here, you usually accelerate if necessary to pass cleanly, then return to cruise control (if you use it) afterwards. A well-mannered passee will also slow down just a whisker as you pass, before resuming his accustomed speed (this happens less and less, though).   

       The main passing-related gripe here is that lorries (trucks) will often overtake one another with a 1mph speed difference. I don't understand why.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 05 2010
  

       I'm not so sure. Often I can see the truck pull out, and can see that there's nothing in front of him, and can see that there's still nothing in front of him when he pulls back in, in front of the truck he's just overtaken.   

       I figured it's some perverse gay thing amongst truckers.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 05 2010
  

       “I'd rather burn fivers than brake” is, I think, the official motto, [MB]
pocmloc, Sep 06 2010
  

       <mutter> <fume> <grumble> SlowMotoristBlockingFastLane += RPG <hehehe> <bun [+]>
Grogster, Sep 06 2010
  

       //“I'd rather burn fivers than brake” is, I think, the official motto, [MB]//   

       Yeah, but if we can start a rumour that the ultra-slow-pass is basically a gay thing between truckers, they may change their ways.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 06 2010
  

       // A well-mannered passee will also slow down just a whisker as you pass//   

       I always get that so-you-wanna-drag feeling.
ldischler, Sep 06 2010
  

       So at what point do you run them off the road ?
8th of 7, Sep 06 2010
  

       Re: truckers [MB], I find their behavior much more justifiably vindictive than simply being 'gay'. That being said I question what percentage of individual taxes and business taxes go into repairing the roads. A solid 50/50 wouldn't reflect the turmoil truckers impose.
daseva, Sep 07 2010
  
      
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