This post reminds me of my MIL (may she RIP). She lived in Florida; and would often drive to Georgia to visit us. In those days, I-75 was two lanes in each direction and the national speed limit was 55mph. She refused to drive in the right lane; because it was "so rough from those big trucks tearing it up". I loved to get a rise out of her by telling her that she really shouldn't hold up traffic by hogging the fast lane. Her reply was always the same..."I'm not holding up traffic. I always set my cruise control on 56. The speed limit is 55, no one needs to be driving any faster than me".The problem around here is a lot of people speed and a lot of people don't. Makes for a dangerous situation much of the time when you have idiots driving 95 a few lanes over from idiots driving 50.
I usually drive one lane over from the fast lane and usually drive 79mph. I use the fast lane to pass people driving slower than 79mph. Notice I did not refer to the fast lane as the passing lane. That's because people around here just use it as another lane. No one has the idea that's it's suppose to be a passing lane except for me, lol.