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Georgia Might Make It Illegal to Drive Slowly in the Left Lane

 
Georgia Might Make It Illegal to Drive Slowly in the Left Lane

Of all the things that are virtually GUARANTEED to cause road rage, a guy doing 40 in the passing lane on a highway might be number one.  And the state legislature in Georgia knows it.

 

 

The Georgia House of Representatives just approved a bill that would make it ILLEGAL to drive slowly in the left lane of a highway or interstate, if there's a faster driver behind you . . . even if that driver is going ABOVE the speed limit.

 

 

Under the law, anyone in the left lane would need to move right when a faster car comes up behind them.  If they don't, they'd be eligible for a MISDEMEANOR for slow driving and face a fine.

 

 

The biggest problem would be enforcement.  Basically, a cop would have to see it for the person to get busted.

 

 

The state rep who came up with the bill is Bill Hitchens, a Republican from Rincon, Georgia.  He says, quote, "My reason for doing this is more for an educational opportunity for people.

 

 

"You're not supposed to ride 55, 60 miles-per-hour in the left lane when you've got 15, 16, 17 people lined up behind you.  That's the spark that ignites road rage." 

 

 

(Atlanta Journal Constitution)

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