Download: New Indiana law requires that slow drivers stay out of the ‘fast lanes’

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INDIANA — A new law in Indiana means highway drivers following the speed limit could face a $500 fine for not giving faster drivers the right of way in the left lanes.

The Indianapolis Star reports that the new law will require drivers going the speed limit in the left lanes of the highway to move to the right lane and allow faster vehicles to pass. If they don’t, the drivers will be fined.

The law does not apply to bad weather situations or traffic jams.

State Rep. Jud McMillin sponsored the law, saying he wanted to make sure people who are driving in the fast lane slowly are “properly incentivized to get out of your way.”

The new law takes effect July 1.

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