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Time to Ticket 'Slow Poke' Drivers in Maryland?

New Georgia law tickets slow drivers getting in the way of faster cars. What do you think?

New Georgia law tickets slow drivers getting in the way of faster cars. What do you think?
New Georgia law tickets slow drivers getting in the way of faster cars. What do you think?

Georgia implemented its new “Slow Poke” law this week. 

The law requires drivers in the left lane of a Georgia highway move to the right when a vehicle traveling at a faster speed comes up from behind. Slower drivers who do not move out of the high-speed lane may be ticketed under the new law.

Proponents say the new law will reduce congestion, road rage and tailgating.

What do you think? Does Maryland need a "Slow Poke" law? Tell us in the comments section below.

When it comes to sharing the road, a recent Howard University study found that Maryland commuters were in more accidents than Virginia drivers, according to a CBS Local report.

The study looked at car accidents in the district Virginia lagged far behind Maryland and D.C.

Brad Metheny July 06, 2014 at 08:30 AM
The law would be fine if drivers obeyed the current speed laws. If the speed limit is 65 and the person in the left lane is doing 80 with someone on their tail then who is breaking the law. Some how people define the left lane as the fast lane with unlimited speed limits.
Ed Kitlowski July 06, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Yes! Some drivers in the left lane seem to have a righteous indignation as they drive at 55 mph or less and glare. It seems that the slow lane is now the middle or left lane so that merging traffic now confronts the fastest cars. Many years ago in California, the lanes were marked with differing speed limits. Maybe we should adopt this idea instead of a general speed limit for all lanes.
Jessie Grey July 06, 2014 at 10:34 AM
This sounds like implies consent to speed - so if they do this legally they will not be able to ticket for speeding.
Buck Harmon July 06, 2014 at 03:22 PM
This situation can not be improved upon by cops or laws...the push to enforce will fade away as fast as it came about...another squeaky wheel will get the oil soon enough.We human beings are selfish, slow learners and it will take much more than perceived law enforcement to make a difference.
Paul Burkhardt July 06, 2014 at 06:54 PM
I'll tell you there ain't nothing that pisses me off more then the game of Harley riders in the fast lane doing 50 mph. Blocking and impeding traffic and the cops just ride on by.


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