Skip to comments.'Slow-poke’ bill aims to stop left lane lingerers
Posted on 02/26/2014 11:06:56 AM PST by Kennesaw
Those who lollygag in the left lane of highways and interstates could be ticketed under legislation approved in the state House on Wednesday. House Bill 459, by Rep. Bill Hitchens, R-Rincon, was approved 162-9.
The bill makes it a misdemeanor for any driver on a divided highway who does not move to the right when a car going faster approaches from behind.
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How does this apply to multi-lane highways where there is a car every 20 feet in every lane?
Near me, it always seems to be middle aged women in SUVs who think its OK to ride in the left lane at 50 MPH. Every once in a while you get an 80 year old man, but mainly its middle aged women in SUVs.
How is that different?
Too bad every state doesn’t pass a law like this for drivers who think they have the right to homestead in the left lane.
Yep...should be against the law to drive slow in the left lane. When I was in France and Belgium I noticed the drivers always got into the right lane and never used the left lane for cruising and someone told me it was against the law there to cruise in the left hand lane. I believe that is largely responsible for the lower number of fatalities on the highways there.
Making this a criminal offense rather than a traffic infraction is a bit harsh.
more government laws are better than just passing a fool./sarcasm
get government to try to do something for you instead of doing it yourself. no wonder government keeps growing and the country and freedom keep declining
as if anyone follows the speeding laws
the computer won’t turn on . why we need a law
We have the law in PA... doesn’t help. I suppose it isn’t enforced?
...with the left turn signal blinking, and blinking, and blinking...
I’ve said to my wife if I could be a cop for a day all I would do would be to ticket slow drivers in the left lane on the freeway. I guess it’s a good thing I’m not.
agree and look at all the supposed conservatives cheering this action by government
AMEN!!!!!!!! About time!!!!!!!!!!
I guess we all know where you drive...
A law like this makes sense...but only in rural areas. It could cause collisions in the city.
I notice that it only takes a few cars going under the speed limit on a multi-lane road to slow everyone else down
Once you are trapped behind them here its hard to change lanes till all traffic is slowed down by the jam.
It’ll prob be similar to the move over for emergency vehicles law.
It’s an “if you can” or if it’s possible do it.
If you’re driving on the highway and it’s not possible to move over for an emergency vehicle because a car is already there then you have no choice.
Same with this law I am sure.
Were it up to me I'd just make it legal to shoot fast lane malingerers. By this measure, the law in question is then conservative whereas my proposal would be the more liberal of the two.
Even if you yourself are exceeding the speed limit by say 5 MPH? If so you will be guilty of enabling someone to exceed the speed limit even more.