Speed Limit Bill Proposes Penalty for Slow Driving
RICHMOND (WRIC) - You could
be paying a penalty for going below the speed limit if a new bill passes.
One lawmaker is proposing
making it illegal to drive in the left lane going less than the posted speed
limit. HB51 is aimed at getting slower drivers in other lanes.
"Absolutely good idea,"
says Rosie Workman. "If they're going to go slow they need to get in the slow
"The left lane should be
used to allow people to pass you, as long as they're running the speed limit,
and they shouldn't be blocking traffic by blocking up two or three lanes," says
Some drivers who support
the measure also say slow drivers in the fast lane are a safety hazard and can
"People going slow in that
lane hold up traffic all the time," says Jared Hayes. "I've seen accidents
caused by it. It's definitely a good idea to force people to move over. You have a lot of road
rage incidents I think because of that."
The bill now heads to the
transportation committee where lawmakers will decide if the measure will move