Thursday, July 7, 2016
Indiana Police Fine 109 Left-Lane Slowpokes in First Year of New Law
The state of Indiana is cracking down on motorists driving too slowly in the left lane.
In the first year of the State’s highway slowpokes law, state police issued 109 tickets and at least 1,535 warnings to drivers that didn’t move from the left lane when they should reasonably know another vehicle is trying to overtake them. The law went into effect last July.
State police told local television that the law’s intent isn’t to penalize drivers for not yielding to others going 95 mph, but to discourage inconsiderate drivers that drive slowly in the left lane — something we have all likely experienced. Naturally the law isn’t in effect when there’s traffic or bad weather.
When the law went into effect last year, tickets would max out at $500 for being a slowpoke in the left lane, although the state said they would likely be in the $100 to $200 range.