What Is Up With All Of The Left Lane Drivers In Texarkana?
Am I the only one that is fed up with folks driving in the left-hand lane acting like they are on a Sunday drive?
It seems like every time I am on the Interstate there is someone in the left lane driving below the speed limit in the left lane. This person is causing a long line of cars to get backed up. But the big deal is when I pass them on the right they suddenly go oh no I need to get back over into the right lane.
If you are curious here is the official code from the State of Arkansas on left lane driving.
Arkansas Code Ann. 27-51-301 states that vehicles cannot be driven on the left except to pass unless the right lane is closed or in disrepair or when vehicles are preparing to exit the highway from the left. The law also "mandated" the "Slower Traffic Keep Right"
Corporal Liz Chapman with the Arkansas State Police says:
that cruising in the left lane is illegal: “Arkansas law states, you cannot continuously operate a motor vehicle in the left lane of traffic.”
Did you know there is a law in effect over slow driving on Arkansas highways? A driver that is going 5 miles an hour below the speed limit is more dangerous than someone who is speeding. You can also be impeding an emergency vehicle trying to get to an emergency.
So the next time you feel the need to cruise in the left lane remember that if you are not passing someone and you linger in the left lane it is technically illegal and you can get a ticket.