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Slowpoke Law

Hey Crime Stoppers! Have you heard about HB 459 or the “Slowpoke Law”? If not, it is a law that is encouraging drivers to move to the right if they are slower drivers. The language of the law reads as follows:

“Upon roads, streets, or highways with two or more lanes allowing for movement in the same direction, no person shall continue to operate a motor vehicle in the passing lane once such person knows or should reasonably know that he or she is being overtaken in such lane from the rear by a motor vehicle traveling at a higher rate of speed. For purposes of this Code section, ‘passing lane’ means the most left-hand lane other than a high occupancy vehicle lane”.

This, of course, has exceptions. Be aware, though, drivers. This became law on July 1, 2014!

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