Tickets For Left Lane Lurkers

February 27, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

I know I'm not the only one who hates driving behind a slow car in the fast lane. On Monday, legislation introduced to the State House  that it would make it illegal to linger in the fast lane.

Rep. Bill Hitchens, R-Rincon, has introduced House Bill 459, which would make it illegal to drive in the left lane except for overtaking and passing another vehicle. The new measure would only apply if another car is trying to get by.

The new law would make it where you aren't allowed to drive on the left lane except for:

  • Passing another vehicle.
  • When no other vehicle is directly behind the vehicle in the left lane.
  • When traffic make it impractical to drive in the right lane.
  • When weather conditions make it necessary to drive in the left lane.
  • When obstructions or hazards exist in the right lane.
  • When a vehicle changes lanes to comply with other laws.
  • When exiting on the left.
  • To pay tolls or use a toll pass.
  • When driving in the left lane comply with traffic control.

I was excited to read this, but my concern is are they going to actually enforce this? Last year they brought out the law making texting and driving illegal, but I still see people driving and texting everyday. There are times where the police themselves are driving and texting. I guess they are all above the law. Let's see how this ones goes...


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