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Georgia 'Slow-Poke Law' busts left-lane cruisers

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KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) -

Slow pokes beware: Georgia is getting aggressive with your passive-aggressive driving.

Georgia's “Slow-Poke Law,” which took effect last July, targets those who cruise in the left lane while faster traffic approaches from behind and passes on the right. Such driving often causes backups and subsequent road rage, which the Georgia law is attempting to curtail.

According to WSB-TV, police in the Metro Atlanta area have already issued citations to hundreds of violators of the law. The report says many cited drivers claim they didn't even know the law existed.

If a driver in the left lane is approached by a faster-moving vehicle from behind, the driver must move to the right – regardless of whether the approaching vehicle is breaking the speed limit.

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