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Now a crime: driving too slowly
By Al Everson
posted Jul 9, 2013 - 11:32:44am
Slowpokes, beware! A new law in Florida authorizes police to give tickets to drivers who travel too slowly in the fast lane of a highway, road or street.
The law, a compilation of traffic regulations known as House Bill 7125, was enacted by the Florida Legislature during its 2013 session, and took effect July 1.
It forbids drivers from driving in the left lane at speeds of 10 miles per hour or more below the posted speed limit.
"This would be a moving violation, and the fine is $166," Volusia County Sheriff's Office spokesman Brandon Haught said.
On July 3, Haught said deputies had not yet issued any citations for driving too slowly in the fast lane.
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