Okay....this thread has been incredibly highjacked into "Lets judge how Chris drives on the internet" but sure I will try to explain again. Last time though. I won't be responding to any more points beyond this. In my stretch of the road you have the the left 2 lanes which go very fast. Much faster than 80. The right 2 lanes are where everyone clusters to get onto the 202. My typical exit is after the 202 so I will stay in the right most left lane and go with the flow of traffic. I am rarely looking at my speedometer while doing so. When I do glance down I am frequently surprised by how fast the flow of traffic is but I have become accustomed to it. To me, it isn't a big deal. If traffic speeds up I go with it, if it slows down, I slow down. The farthest left lane is routinely exceeding even my lanes speed. While my lane is actually the moderate speed lane, it is also the lane that people dart in and out of to either jump to the fastest lane or to get into the 202 smash zone. So this is how 82 decribes the 101 and I agree with him to an extent. My typical lane requires a high amount of focus and yes a certain amount of risk. The one thing that can really be dangerous is someone not cooperating with the group. Someone say doing 65 in the far left lane causes multiple people to change lanes. This is where you cannot be distracted and have to constantly be watching all the drivers around you and give ample space between the car in front of you. Now if I have the child with me, I will naturally be splitting my attention. I am not comfortable being in the lane where a high amount of switches happen with her. So I stay in the far right lane. Plus my wife has asked me to stay in the right lane with the baby so ultimately I am going to do what she says.