This is not a pit thread, but more of a "what are they actually thinking/not thinking question.
It happens all the time - the guy in the left land is doing just the speed limit, or proportionally 10 or more miles under the speed limit. 5-10 cars pile up behind him, as right lane traffic speeds by. Eventually, this whole line of cars must dangerously pass the slow-poke on the right to get around.
What’s actually going through that guy’s head? Is he thinking “i’m doing the speed limit, so to hell with all of you?” Is he actually, truly unaware that he’s going slower than everyone else and causing a problem? He has to notice the cars lining up, tailgating him, then zooming around him on the right.
What’s going on there? Does anyone know? Have there ever been studies/surveys on this?