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SLOW POKE LEFT LANE IOWA DRIVERS MAY SOON FACE TRAFFIC FINES

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Some senators in the Iowa legislature are just as frustrated as you are by slow drivers who stay in the left lane of four lane highways.

A Senate Committee has approved new fines for drivers who loiter too long in the left lane on Iowa interstate or four-lane highways.

Senator Zach Whiting of Spirit Lake is steering the bill through the senate:

OC…….the left lane.” :10

Whiting travels both Highway 20 and Interstate 35 on his commute to the state capitol and frequently encounters drivers who fail to yield the left lane to faster-moving vehicles:

OC………over, get over.” :09

If the bill becomes law, Whiting expects it will include a requirement that the D-O-T use its digital signs or add some highway signs to alert drivers to move out of the left lane if they’re not passing.

Last year, a bill that would have established a $100 dollar fine for drivers who linger too long in the left lane stalled in the Iowa House.

Radio Iowa