Left-Lane Slowpokes May Be Georgia's ...

Left-Lane Slowpokes May Be Georgia's Newest Criminals

There are 103 comments on the WONE-AM Dayton story from Mar 12, 2014, titled Left-Lane Slowpokes May Be Georgia's Newest Criminals. In it, WONE-AM Dayton reports that:

If you've ever been stuck behind a person driving too slowly in the fast lane, the Georgia Legislature is here for you: Its "slowpoke" bill would require anyone driving on a divided highway to move to the right when a faster car approaches from behind - even if the "slowpoke" is actually going the speed limit.

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#110 Mar 15, 2014
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>In other words, since the state cant enforce it's speed limit laws, it's going to place the burden of appeasement on the other motorists who do obey the laws. Much the same as legalizing 12-24 million illegals appeases illegal aliens rather than burden the government in enforcing the law.
It's not the same at all.. Not even the same ball park.... It's similar to the fact that if you're being threatened with physical harm you are allowed to defend yourself legally, but you are not allowed to defend yourself by transferring that threat of harm to another innocent victim. No state no police force can be everywhere at once and stop all speeders. The point of the law is that you are not allowed to put others on the highway in more danger by not allowing the speeder to pass. Yes the speeder is the violator, but if an accident involving others happens because you wanted to have a pissing contest over who is right, well then you had a part in it as well. They are not giving up traffic enforcement of speeders.

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#111 Mar 15, 2014
FTW Forever wrote:
<quoted text>It's not the same at all.. Not even the same ball park.... It's similar to the fact that if you're being threatened with physical harm you are allowed to defend yourself legally, but you are not allowed to defend yourself by transferring that threat of harm to another innocent victim. No state no police force can be everywhere at once and stop all speeders. The point of the law is that you are not allowed to put others on the highway in more danger by not allowing the speeder to pass. Yes the speeder is the violator, but if an accident involving others happens because you wanted to have a pissing contest over who is right, well then you had a part in it as well. They are not giving up traffic enforcement of speeders.
The sensible solution would be to put more cops on the road to enforce the speed limit laws and increase the speeding fines to pay for the extra enforcement.

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#112 Mar 15, 2014
FTW Forever wrote:
<quoted text> I don't know if it's that exactly. I'm going to take a guess and think it might work like this.
If you are in the left lane and someone is speeding and tailgating you and it turns into a major accident you both will have charges. Basically because you stubbornly staying in the left lane under the notion of I'm right so screw you I'm not moving increases the risk of the speeding offender causing an accident. By not pulling over to the right you are increasing the chances of an accident involving not just you and the speeder but others near you on the road. I think the idea is it is safer for all on the road to allow the speeder to move past the group of traffic. It might be safer for all to let the speeder get the hell away from everybody and be alone when he passes that radar cop down the highway.
I'm guessing it you won't face charges unless you are part of a multi-car pileup because you didn't let the offender pass.
Just a thought.....
Good call FTW.

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