One of my biggest pet peeves is slow drivers in the left lane. New Jersey lawmakers are now planning on penalizing slow drivers who clog up the state’s highways and aggregate their fellow drivers.
State Senator Donald Norcross (D) has sponsored a bill that would toughen the penalties for slow-drivers traveling in the left lane.
“Being trapped behind a slower vehicle is one of the biggest triggers for road rage,” he told the Philadelphia Inquirer last week. “Some people have told me the fines we’re proposing are not high enough. They said, ‘It should be execution.'”
Norcross’ bill proposes an increase of the minimum penalty from $50 to a $100 and the maximum penalty from $100 to $300.
Police officers gave out 5,127 tickets in 2011 under the state’s existing failure-to-keep-right laws.
– By: Omar Rana