Ohio bill would rais speed limits and outlaw Left Lane Squatters [View all]
Not passing? Get out of left lane, bill says
Look out, left-lane lollygaggers: Life in the fast lane might get a little less comfortable.
A new bill in the Ohio House proposing to increase the speed limit on interstate highways to 70 also would make staying in the left lane generally illegal unless drivers are exiting or passing slower vehicles.
House Bill 395 will have its first hearing on Tuesday.
Current Ohio law requires drivers to use the right or center lanes, with a number of exceptions. The proposed legislation essentially would limit the leeway of left-lane users to mosey down the interstates.
Accordingly, motorists would not be permitted to travel in the left-hand lane except when exiting, passing or allowing other vehicles to enter the right lane, or when existing road conditions would make driving a vehicle in the right lane unsafe.
About time someone kicks the squatters in the ass.