New SC Bill Could Send People To Jail For Driving Slow In The Left Lane

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South Carolina law makers are now trying to pass a new law that would make driving on 2+ lane roads much more enjoyable.

The Palmetto State’s new House Bill 4835 would finally make it illegal for people to drive slow in the left lane.

The new law would require that;  “On any roadway having two or more lanes allowing movement in the same direction, a driver may not continue to operate a motor vehicle in the furthermost left-hand lane if the driver knows or reasonably should know that he is being overtaken in that lane from the rear by a motor vehicle traveling at a higher rate of speed. This subsection does not apply to a driver operating a vehicle that is overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction, or is preparing for a left turn at an intersection.” 

The penalty for violating the new law would be “a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be punished by a fine of two hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days, and assessed two points against his motor vehicle operating record as provided in Section 56-1-720.”

House Bill 4835 has now passed the Senate Transportation Committee and will now move on to a floor vote.

What do you think about the bill? 

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