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Slow Poke Law: Does Connecticut Need It?

Georgia put in a new law this week that requires slower drivers to move from the high-speed lane if another driver is traveling at a higher speed behind them.

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

The law requires drivers in the left lane of a Georgia highway to 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.

Do you think Connecticut should implement a similar Slow Poke law? Do you think that would help reduce road rage incidents and improve the overall mood of drivers? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Gary L. Fillion July 07, 2014 at 08:51 AM
I thought the law was already on the books and was very clear - drive right pass left. You should only be in the far left lane if you are actively passing another car. Once past, you immediately are supposed to move into the right lane. If only this one law was followed, the highways would be a much better place to drive!
Robert Chambers July 07, 2014 at 09:34 AM
Exactly Gary. This is what most people are trying to say. There's a few here that think because the speed limit is X that nobody ever has a reason to go faster than X. Those are the types (that sit in the passing lane blocking the flow of traffic) that cause road rage.
Mark Felt July 07, 2014 at 09:45 AM
The law is clear: no one should be exceeding 65 mph; and the left lane is for passing, not driving 55 mph. Common sense and courtesy is all that is needed.
Igor July 07, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Very little of that going around Mark, and not just for driving.
Igor July 07, 2014 at 10:04 AM
Once again please read #2 of the statute. Wouldn't have been easier just to say no passing on the right except if the left two lanes are stopped? It actually says stopped or reduced their speed, which could mean reduced to 5 mpg or 62 mph. That is open to conjecture.

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