Michigan has a law stating that if a cop has a car pulled over on the side of the road, you are required to move over into the left lane, or if you aren't able to, you must slow down.
Pretty thoughtful, eh? Saving the lives of those two or three cops a year that get whacked by trucks on freeways is a good thing: cops shouldn't die because of their revenue enhancement activities!
Last week I had a flat tire at about mile marker 73 of I-96. It was not pleasant jacking up my Explorer mere feet from semis whooshing by me, but I did it. I had no choice.
Interesting thing is, a car pulled over about a quarter mile behind me. Perhaps he hit the same road debris that flattened my tire, but in any case, shortly afterward, a Sheriff’s Deputy pulled in behind him with the yellow warning lights (not the blue and red you're-gonna-get-a-ticket lights). I noticed all the cars pulling over for the cop, thinking, "Saving the lives of those two or three cops a year that get whacked by trucks on freeways is a good thing!"
Anyway, those same people who moved over for the cop, moved back into the right land in that quarter mile, only to whoosh me some more.
I thought, "Why is that cop's life more important than mine?" as I cursed a pox upon all the people whooshing me, and their families, and their neighbors, and the people down the street from them that smile and wave as they pass.
At one point, I screamed, "Enhance this revenue, bud!" To no avail. Bastards.