Georgia Cops Now Searching for Freeway “Slowpokes”


ATLANTA, Georgia (KRON) — If you find yourself taking your time while driving through the state of Georgia, you had better watch your speed.

That’s because state troopers are out in force to prosecute the Peach State’s new “anti-slowpoke” law.

Under the new law, drivers can be ticketed for impeding traffic while in the left lanes of a multi-lane highway. That means even if you’re driving the speed limit, you have to make way for speeders.

Slowpokes could be fined up to $1,000 but most communities have set the fine at closer to $100.

Supporters say the law could result in less road rage from drivers who try to get around slower moving traffic.

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