Slow Drivers Move Over, Indiana Law
[dropcap style=”style1″]I[/dropcap]ndiana drivers will soon be required to move over to allow faster vehicles to pass or they will risk a $500 fine. The new law, signed by Governor Mike Pence, is set to take effect on July 1, 2015 and it gives speeders the right of way in so-called highway fast lanes.
The law allows police to issue tickets to left lane drivers who do not move over to the right when they know another driver is set to over take them. The mandate does not apply during traffic congestion, bad weather, while exiting on the left, paying tolls, or pulling over for an emergency vehicle.
Republican state Rep. Jud McMillin of Brooksville stated he sponsored the law to give an incentive to motorists who are driving too slowly in the fast lane to move over out of the way. Other lawmakers spoke up about it and explained that police who observe such situations are more likely to ticket the faster vehicle if they are speeding.
Regardless if the car coming up behind you is speeding or not, if you do not move over you have potential to be ticketed.