___Larry has it dead on. I use RR all the time myself as even at 55 - 65 on a 55 - 65 mph limited roadway, there are always those moving far to fast no matter what lane they should be in let alone the lane they are actually in. Place those right tires on the far right white line and you are RR. This is the safety aspect and it works 99.9% of the time while traveling at or between the limits … Sometimes even slower then the limits when traffic permits
Anyway, this is the definition of RR when its dry in terms of safety …
___When it is raining or snowing. You want to find the least depth of water/snow/snow cover and with no traffic on the road ahead, 90 + % of the time you will find the least amount of water depth during a rain occurs while riding the ridges. Left tires on the center ridge and right on the white line or very near it. You will hear the water lift as you are traveling in this condition and you want to simply reduce the amount of water lifted let alone pushed out of the way (the water splash noise) as you drive down what seems like one continuous puddle …
___Steve, I have only had one low tire pressure situation from a screw in the sidewall of the Insight and nothing else over the last 850,000 + miles and I have been RR for at least 400,000 miles of that distance. It is one thing to have the right tires on the far white line, it is another altogether to have them in the maintenance lane (I sometimes use that to let the faster traffic go by when pushing for records and for teaching during clinics and stuff myself) but overall, as long as you are on the roadway which includes from the left side solid white line to the right side solid white line, any debris that may have been there should have been blown far back into the maintenance lane and/or onto the gravel shoulder depending on the type of road you are traveling in minutes … I cannot think of a small metal object that could withstand an 18-wheeler’s blast driving by as slow as 50 mph let alone any faster although we know flats do happen from road debris because many of us have certainly had a flat due to road debris of some sort in the past?