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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: February 7, 2017 04:04 PM
From: Representative Dom Costa
To: All House members
Subject: Legislation Increasing the Fine for Failure to Keep Right
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to increase the fine for failure to keep right while driving on a limited access highway from $25 to $100.

As many of you are aware, motorists traveling slowly in the left-hand lane of a limited access highway present both a frustration and danger to other motorists on the highway.

The left lane of a limited-access highway is intended for motorists to:
  • Pass another vehicle
  • Travel at a speed greater than the traffic flow
  • Move to allow traffic to merge
  • Prepare for a left turn at an intersection or exit

Vehicles traveling slowly in the left-hand lane for an extended period can cause tailgating or force vehicles to pass in the right-hand lane, a more dangerous option. This legislation increases the fine for failure to keep right in an effort to increase safety and reduce incidences of vehicles traveling in the left-hand lane at slower speeds.

Please join me in sponsoring this important legislation.

Introduced as HB604