Left Lane ‘Slowpokes’ Face $125 Fines In Minnesota
Come August 1st, the SlowPoke law will go into effect. What does this actually mean?
It means that if the speed limit is 70 and you are driving 55 in the left lane, you'll be paying a fine of $125.
THIS IS NOT AN OPEN INVITATION TO SPEED
What some people aren't going to be happy about; It doesn't give you the right to speed. If you are one of the many people driving 75-90 in the left lane and get behind someone doing 70, you'll have no right to complain if you get stuck behind someone going the actual speed limit. They may still have to move over; but they aren't going to get the fine. However; the person behind them pushing the limits WILL still get a ticket.
HAVE YOU EVER DONE IT?
I can be guilty of traveling in the left lane; but not at slow speeds. I'm typically traveling in the left lane to avoid the back and forth of lane switching because I feel like that in and of itself is super dangerous. I'm not their to slow anyone down; but I guess I'll be moving over regardless.
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS LAW?
How do you feel about the law? Are you the person that gets back at the universe by taking it upon yourself to slow traffic in the left lane?
I personally think that the people who wanted this to pass, are not typically driving the speed limit. They are people who are going OVER the speed limit; and now it should just be a little bit easier to do it. I must be getting old.
How do you feel? I'm not saying I don't speed in the left lane; I'm not saying that I don't get frustrated when I drive up behind someone going 75 when the rest of the traffic is going 85. I try to go with the flow; and even if the driver is going over the speed limit; if all the other traffic is flowing faster, then I feel like it's safer to go with the flow.
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