Of all the things that are virtually GUARANTEED to cause road rage, a guy doing 40 in the passing lane on a highway might be number one. And the state legislature in Georgia knows it.
The Georgia House of Representatives just approved a bill that would make it ILLEGAL to drive slowly in the left lane of a highway or interstate, if there's a faster driver behind you . . . even if that driver is going ABOVE the speed limit.
Under the law, anyone in the left lane would need to move right when a faster car comes up behind them. If they don't, they'd be eligible for a MISDEMEANOR for slow driving and face a fine. The biggest problem would be enforcement. Basically, a cop would have to see it for the person to get busted.
The state rep who came up with the bill is Bill Hitchens, a Republican from Rincon, Georgia. He says, quote, "My reason for doing this is more for an educational opportunity for people.
"You're not supposed to ride 55, 60 miles-per-hour in the left lane when you've got 15, 16, 17 people lined up behind you. That's the spark that ignites road rage."
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