Just thought I would relay this tale in hopes of saving a life. Don't think for one minute that you might be safer on roads with wide shoulders. This morning I was nearly killed by a truck using this area as another traffic lane. Luck would have it that I was riding within a foot of the grass. But I hate to think what would have happened if at the time I was trying to miss broken glass or other assorted road junk. Without any warning this truck passed me doing about 75mph and missed me by about SIX INCHES. He was traveling in a pack of about six other vehicles including a semi truck. Just guessing that he moved onto the shoulder so he could let the other cars go by. As he passed he looked into his rear view mirror directly at me. I was pissed! If I could have caught him I would still be pounding on his worthless ass. Be safe out there.