South Carolina’s New “Move Right” Law Will Take Effect This Weekend

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Slow drivers take note – if you cross the border into South Carolina and loiter in the left lane, you will be ticketed.

The Palmetto State’s new “move right” law will officially take effect this weekend on August 15th.

South Carolina’s HB13 specifically reads:

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-1885 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN A VEHICLE MAY NOT BE DRIVEN IN THE FARTHEST LEFT-HAND LANE OF A CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAY, TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MUST PLACE SIGNS ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS DIRECTING SLOWER TRAFFIC TO MOVE TO THE RIGHT, TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION, TO PROVIDE A VIOLATION MUST NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE OFFENDER’S MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD, INCLUDED IN SLED’S CRIMINAL RECORDS, OR REPORTED TO THE OFFENDER’S MOTOR VEHICLE INSURER, TO PROVIDE A VIOLATION IS NOT NEGLIGENCE PER SE OR CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE, AND IS NOT ADMISSIBLE AS EVIDENCE IN A CIVIL ACTION, TO PROVIDE A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER MUST NOT SEARCH AND MAY NOT REQUEST CONSENT TO SEARCH A VEHICLE, DRIVER, OR OCCUPANT OF A VEHICLE SOLELY BECAUSE OF A VIOLATION OF THIS PROVISION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPEAL OF A VIOLATION.

What do you think about the new law?

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