The Slowpoke Law is Finally Happening… Maybe
How frustrated have you been driving on 94 behind a left lane cruiser? I mean it can happen on any 4 lane highway, but when the speed limit is 70 mph and you get someone going 70 or slightly under that in the left lane it can really tie up traffic. It's simply amazing how quickly a backup in traffic can happen with just one person going even slightly slower than the rest of the people on the road.
In steps Minnesota Sen. John Jasinski. I don't even know this dude, but he is my hero right now. He commutes along I-35 between Faribault and the capital in St. Paul, and has been very frustrated with drivers driving slower than normal traffic in the left lane. He's decided to pursue the "slowpoke" law that has been enacted in about a dozen or so other states. Why hasn't Minnesota gotten on this train before?
If this law goes through, there could be a pretty big fine for going below the normal speed of traffic in the left lane. Basically if you want to travel that slowly, you need to stick to the right lane. Why is this such a hard concept for people to grasp?
I don't think that there has been a law that I have wanted to be passed more than this one. Please!!!