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IOWA LAWMAKERS CONSIDER FINES FOR SLOW LEFT LANE DRIVERS

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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.

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