...or mere happenstance?
Whatever, I saw two messages several times on the 401 pixelboards yesterday that gave me some hope.
One read, "Keep left lane free for passing".
The second said, "Slower Traffic Keep Right".
This is only part-way all right, because of course, according to common courtesy, common sense, safety, efficiency and The Law, ALL traffic should keep right, except when actively passing another vehicle.
Or 'equestrian', but that's another story...
The problem with this pixelboard sign wording is that few people want to think of themselves as being 'slower'.
Also, to some, if they're going the speed limit they aren't 'slow', therefore have the right to drive in any lane they want.
Er, no they don't.
The Highway Traffic Act provisions which deal with keeping right make no reference whatsoever to speed, other than "the normal speed of traffic at that place and time", or if another vehicle is travelling "at a greater speed".
In other words, obeying one law - the speed limit law - does not give you the right to break other laws.
So while these pixelboard messages don't quite get it 'right', I'll take whatever I can get.