Georgia Cracking Down on Fast-Lane 'Slow-Pokes'

A new bill approved by the state of Georgia's House of Representatives makes it illegal to remain in the fast lane when a faster vehicle approaches from behind.

Aaron Gould Sheinin reports on a bill, House Bill 459, which makes it a misdemeanor “or any driver on a divided highway who does not move to the right when a car going faster approaches from behind.”

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Bill Hitchens, R-Rincon, calls it the “slow-poke bill” and acknowledges that enforcement will be difficult. “My reason for doing this is more for an educational opportunity for people who don’t understand you’re not supposed to ride 55, 60 mph in that left lane when you’ve got 15, 16, 17 people lined up behind you.”

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