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Bill targets "slow poke" drivers

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ATLANTA, GA (WALB) – Georgia lawmakers are going after Super Speeders. Now, they are targeting super slow pokes.

Republican Representative Mark Butler's proposed bill fines drivers $75.00 if they are caught blocking the left lane by driving too slow.

If passed, the law would require drivers in the passing lane of a multi-lane highway to move over if they are being over taken by a faster vehicle.

Proponents of the measure say it is not designed to encourage speeding, but it would give drivers a better understanding of proper lane usage.

If the "slow poke" bill passes the Senate and is signed into law by the governor - it would take effect July 1st.

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