Left lane drivers may face a fine if bill bases
MEDFORD, Ore. - A proposed law is aiming at reducing road rage caused by left lane drivers.
Senate Bill 532 would fine for people who are driving in the left lane without the intent of passing.
People would be fined up to $250 if caught doing this in a zone that's 55 MPH or faster.
Oregon State Police says the way people are using the lane now is causing tailgating and road rage which is dangerous.
"People are just sitting in the left lane because they want to be the police. They're trying to control the speed of other cars so they'll just sit out there in the left lane at 65, the posted speed limit, and in their mind they think they're helping out when actually they are creating more hazards," Oregon State Police Sergeant Jeff Proulx said.
Proulx says troopers will monitor for posted speed limits.
That bill is not in the house.