New law allowing citations to slow drivers in left lane goes into effect Aug. 1

New law allowing citations to slow drivers in left lane goes into effect Aug. 1 Photo: MGN Images

June 06, 2019 02:13 PM

Along with the hands-free bill, the "slowpoke" left lane law will also go into effect on Aug. 1. The law allows traffic citations to be issued to drivers who refuse to move over for vehicles traveling faster.

Senator John Jasinski (R-Faribault) is the chief author of the "slowpoke" bill, which would impose a minimum $100 fine for those driving too slowly in the left lane.



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It is the law in Minnesota for motorists to move over for faster-moving vehicles, but fines aren't currently allowed in the law. That will all change in August, when drivers could face up to a $125 fine.

Speeding, however, is not allowed. The new law will only result in a ticket if drivers in the left lane are slowed below the speed limit by another driver who doesn't move over.

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