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)