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Tennessee lawmakers want to include 2-lane roads in ‘slow poke’ law

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Posted at 9:30 AM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 10:31:21-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two Tennessee lawmakers want to amend the state’s “slow poke” law.

The law helps restrict slow drivers from driving in the far-left lane on three-lane highways.

Rep. John Mark Windle, D-Livingston, and Sen. Paul Bailey, R-Sparta, want to amend the law by expanding it to include two or more lanes.

A number of states have already passed similar legislation that can ticket anyone who is impeding the flow of traffic. The fine for breaking the law in Tennessee is $50.

If passed, it would take effect on July 1.