The bill’s author says motorists who drive slowly in the fast lane cause road rage by forcing other drivers to tailgate and zip in and out of traffic. Governor Jeb Bush vetoed a similar measure last year saying the bill was just a license to speed. Backers have made changes to try to pacify the governor. Lee County Sheriff’s sergeant Larry King says law enforcement supports the bill.
“Road rage is a fact of life. It’s been ever since there’s been four wheels and probably all the way back to the horseless carriage, we probably had some form of road rage. It will not go away. But it’s certainly something we need to get a handle on and try to deter.”
King spoke on W-G-C-U’s Gulf Coast Live. First time violators would be fined 100-dollars. A second road rage conviction increases to 250 dollars. Opponents say the legislation punishes drivers who obey the speed limit
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