Tennessee eyes truck lane restrictions

| 2/28/2003

Two pieces of legislation introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly prohibit big rigs from driving in the left lane on state roadways.

Under SB729, sponsored by Sen. Tim Burchett, R-Knoxville, and HB954, sponsored by Rep. Jamie Hagood, R-Knoxville, truck tractors and semi-trailers would be restricted to the right-most lane of interstate or multilane divided highways, except when passing. Violators could be subject to a $50 fine.