Drivers in Iowa who linger too long in the left-hand lane of an interstate or four-lane highway could face a one-hundred-dollar fine under a proposal that has advanced to a House committee.
Representative Gary Worthan of Storm Lake is a truck driver and he often sees motorists driving way below the speed limit in the left-hand lane.
OC……….strangle somebody. :15
Many trucking companies now install a device on a semi to control the truck’s speed in an effort to save fuel costs and Worthan expects more trucking firms go that route.
OC……….instead of better.” :13
Susan Cameron Daeman, a lobbyist for the Iowa State Sheriffs and Deputies Association, says the group backs establishing a new fine for loitering in the left lane.
OC….is pushing them. :15
Representative Jon Thorup of Knoxville is a state trooper and he says a hefty fine might help spread the message that the left lane is for brief use while passing.
OC……….hear the siren.” :14
Legislators working on the bill may add language to make it clear driving in the left lane on an urban freeway during crowded, rush-hour traffic would be permissible for longer periods of time.
The State of Illinois recently established a 120-dollar fine for motorists who hang out in the left lane.