All too often, motorists move into the left lane of the highway and drive much slower than the pace of traffic. We’ve all been there and know how frustrating it can be. THE WORST.



But maybe there’s a remedy for it!


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Sen. John Jasinski of Minnesota has proposed a “slowpoke bill” that increases the punishment for drivers who clog up the left lane of highway traffic. Jasinski stated that this is “something everybody deals with, day-in and day-out… It’s a low-cost way to improve driving congestion.”


Now the question is… when will the “Slowpoke Bill” be implemented here in Canada, if ever?



Driving slowly in the left lane is already a small misdemeanor in many states and provinces across North America, punishable with a ticket, but this proposal would make it a crime, which could result in jail time.


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