“Left lane hogs” to be punished in New Jersey
New Jersey (WTKR) – Drivers who like to travel in the left lane for long periods of time may want to change their ways, pretty soon.
According to a recent report from WPIX, a bill in New Jersey will increase fines by several hundred dollars for those using the left lane for anything other than passing.
New Jersey State Assemblyman, Gilbert Wilson is a co-sponsor of the measure, which passed by a landslide and is now waiting for a finaL approval by the governor. “It’s to make people really aware,” Wilson said. “If it’s a fine of $50, people will say “OK”, but if you increase it to $100, $200, or $300, that’s a bit different”.