If you’ve ever driven on the interstate, chances are you’ve been behind someone going slow in the left lane.
Cpl. Billy Schwab at the Georgia State Patrol’s Forsyth post breaks down the law.
“The left-hand lane on any roadway that has two or more lanes in a given direction, the left-hand lane is the fast lane. It’s used for passing traffic and turning left. It goes a step further and states that if you are occupying the left-hand lane regardless of your speed and regardless of the speed limit if a faster vehicle approaches you from the rear you have to move over and allow that faster vehicle to pass,” said Schwab.
The law applies to any road with two or more lanes, not just the interstate.
Schwab says they give 50-100 tickets a month for violators of the slowpoke law, and the ticket violation amount varies from each county.
He said any trucks with more than six wheels have to stay in the two right lanes unless the Georgia Department of Transportation posts signs that say otherwise. Trucks over six wheels can get in the left lane if they’re using a left exit.
There is a lot of useful information such as this law taught in our classes and it will apply whether you have been driving for years or you are a brand new driver!