I don't think I've ever understood this.
I travel frequently across the State of California by car. And I often take the highway to get to many places.
One thing I don't understand is how fast lanes and slow lanes work. I was recently travelling on a fast lane near San Francisco driving at the speed limit, when I noticed a cop who was travelling behind me honk at me, presumably because I was going slowly? I noticed there was a long line of cars behind me.
So I moved into the slow lane. But even weirder is that cars in the slow lane drive at the speed limit, and cars that drive in the fast lane drive way past the speed limit, even cops. And I have never seen anybody get arrested for going faster than the speed limit, except for really fast drivers.
So I don't understand, even with 6 years of driving throughout California under my belt. I understand the fast lane is for fast cars, but doesn't driving at the speed limit constitute fast? I really don't understand. I talked to a local officer and they said that if there are cars tailgating you or lining up behind you, you should change lanes to a slower one, but if I'm already driving at the speed limit, how can I go any faster?