I used to drive through a particular part of Columbus, Ohio so often that i had the traffic lights timed. If you accelerated from Philippi Road to just five miles over the speed limit, and then dropped back to the limit, you would make every traffic light from there to Sylvan Avenue (a distance of about three miles).
You see flashing lights as nerve? In drivers ed, we were TAUGHT to flash our high beams. It means that you are requesting them to move aside so you can safely pass them.
My car has a feature that is pretty common in cars, that is build for this specific purpose. It's called "flash to pass" and it allows me to temporarily turn on my high beams by pulling the control lever towards me. When I let go, it flings back to normal position and the lights turn off.
We all know it's the passing lane but we call it the fast lane
due to the fact that people generally have to drive faster to pass.
Why do people think there is something called 'the fast lane'?
I've been working in and around auto insurance for about 25 years. I've yet to find any legislation referring to 'the fast lane'. There are lots of references to passing lanes - kind of makes it clear what the purpose of the lane is.
Of course, my whole industry would disappear if people applied that knowledge.
It is precisely this type of behavior that makes even bigger A-holes succumb to road-rage and drive dangerously aggressive.