Slow and steady might win the race, but if you’re caught crawling along the highway in the fast lane, you could be forced to cough up some major cash.
According to CBS News, at least 38 states now have laws allowing cops to ticket cumbersome drivers who clog up the left lane.
Twenty-two states classify these violations as a misdemeanor, and fines in five states could cost you as much as $1,000. Yikes.
In Pennsylvania, a traffic law says, “No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic.” (Thank you, Pennsylvania!)
However, there’s no fine tied to any such “slow-poke law” in the Keystone State. Instead, it’s up to state troopers.
“I would agree going 90 is more dangerous than going 50 but, doing 50 does come with some concern and some consequences,” said New Jersey State Police Lt. Col. Patrick Callahan. “It’s those cars that are really obstructing the flow of traffic out there … driving under the speed limit.”
Lawmakers hope legislation like this will reduce accidents and temper road-rage. We think it sounds like a mighty fine idea — how do you feel about slow-poke drivers who have the audacity to hog the fast lane?
Article Orginally posted: June 19, 2015 Crimefeed