Maryland bill would ticket slow left-lane drivers

Posted at 10:50 AM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-27 11:58:20-04

A new bill in Maryland proposes ticketing drivers for driving slow in the left lane.

Frederick County Del. William Folden introduced a bill that would affect numbered highways with at least three lanes going in the same directions, and a speed limit of at least 55 miles per hour.

Ticketing would not apply during rush hour, when traffic is bottled up, or if a driver is about to turn or exit from the left lane.

This measure has cleared the house and now awaits a vote in the senate.

Folden posted about the bill on Facebook.

"This bill will bring Maryland in line with 39 other states that have similar traffic strategies to encourage a more fluid traffic movement without bottlenecking what is already the second worst traffic congestion in the country," he said.

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