Bill would penalize left-lane slow pokes

| 2/27/2003

Ever get stuck in the left lane behind someone who won’t go as fast as you want to? A legislator in Maryland had proposed a bill to help you out.

Unfortunately, the bill, HB73, lost a preliminary vote in the state’s House of Delegates Feb. 25, according to information on the General Assembly’s Web site.

The bill would fine drivers in the left lane who don’t move right when a faster vehicle comes up from behind – even if the first car is going the legal speed limit and the car behind is speeding.

A report in The Baltimore Sun indicated that the bill’s supporters, who fell just two votes shy of passing the measure in the House, won a vote that would bring the bill back for another vote as soon as today.