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Old 06-16-2015, 06:31 AM   #1
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States are going to start cracking down on left lane hogs

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Move over or pay up. Thatís the message from police to slowpokes.

Multiple states are taking aim at drivers clogging up the left lane on highways by passing laws that could lead to fines up to $500 for drivers who refuse to move over when traffic backs up behind them.

Indiana recently passed a bill that will allow police to cite drivers in the left lane if they are holding up other motorists. While tickets could reach up to $500, itís likely most fines will be much less, according to USA Today.

The bill goes into effect July 1. The new law does not apply during severe weather situations and traffic jams.

Lawmakers in Oregon are also considering a similar bill. Last year, troopers in Oregon pulled over 14,000 drivers for left lane violations, but in many cases they only issued a warning. The new bill calls for penalties of $124 or more, depending on how far under the speed limit drivers are going.

Georgia, New Jersey, Florida, and Michigan have similar laws in place. A bill introduced in the North Carolina senate earlier this year would allow police to fine drivers $200 for driving below the maximum speed in the left lane.

Studies have continuously shown it is safer to pass on the left. Drivers hogging the left lane also increase the likelihood of crashes by backing up traffic.
http://wgno.com/2015/06/11/states-ta...the-left-lane/

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ß 46.2-804. Special regulations applicable on highways laned for traffic.

Whenever any roadway has been divided into clearly marked lanes for traffic, drivers of vehicles shall obey the following:

1. Any vehicle proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions existing, shall be driven in the lane nearest the right edge or right curb of the highway when such lane is available for travel except when overtaking and passing another vehicle or in preparation for a left turn or where right lanes are reserved for slow-moving traffic as permitted in this section;
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I'm glad the real issues are being tackled.
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Good. Sht is fckng annoying.
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I'm glad the real issues are being tackled.
i know right? instead of dealing with stuff like obesity , they choose to waste time on this crap.
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i know right? instead of dealing with stuff like obesity , they choose to waste time on this crap.

By royal decree (aka Barack Hussein Obama executive order) all right lanes should now be renamed to "fat fck lanes".
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I'm glad the real issues are being tackled.
I know right. When are politicians going to target white privilege and make that a priority? Shame on them.
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Finally. Going with the average flow of traffic in your lane is safer.
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This makes my d!ck hard, and also makes we want to defect to the USA. I PRAY that we follow suit with this. Maybe then I'll stop fantasizing about multiple mass murder twice a day during rush hour.
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Signs all over the highway now here in Mass that say "Left Lane Strictly for Passing Only!" Wonder if they are going to start enforcing that here, because they totally need to. That is the cause of most accidents on the highway, when idiots going so slow force people to pass on the right, all sorts of crap can happen then.
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That is Rt 80 Westbound in Parsippany NJ... 5 lanes wide. where NY and PA drivers always get right next to the car to their right and match speed. I travel this often. For some reason the right lane is always clear. That is where you will find me passing the twats.

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It really is a problem in ATL. It's amazing how one zombie in the left lane can totally clusterfk traffic for miles while everyone tries to get around him. It's either some self-righteous prick trying to enforce the speed limit or an old person terrified of merging traffic.
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VA just wants to free up the left lane so they can put more people in jail for the weekend when they are caught doing 81 in a 65.
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VA just wants to free up the left lane so they can put more people in jail for the weekend when they are caught doing 81 in a 65.
Win-win for the state then. Ticket those moving too slow AND moving too fast in the left lane.
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Last year, troopers in Oregon pulled over 14,000 drivers for left lane violations, but in many cases they only issued a warning.
Wow that's nice work, Oregon. That's about 40 a day. I bet they have realized some benefits already. It's not just the guys they pull over but also the word of mouth benefit. It's probably the talk of every senior center and Toyota dealership in the area. They should publish a list to social media for public shaming reasons.

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I've seen some half-arsed attempts by troopers on the pike. I think going after left lane hogs is my calling in life. Cops are "too busy" or something anyway- it should be a civilian job. How much fun would that be?! Blasting down the left lane, pulling over crappy drivers, screaming at them, giving them tickets and issuing the warning "don't let me catch you or crappy Corolla in my left lane again".
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I've seen some half-arsed attempts by troopers on the pike. I think going after left lane hogs is my calling in life. Cops are "too busy" or something anyway- it should be a civilian job. How much fun would that be?! Blasting down the left lane, pulling over crappy drivers, screaming at them, giving them tickets and issuing the warning "don't let me catch you or crappy Corolla in my left lane again".
I usually see Prius drivers hogging the left lane and impeding traffic.
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