The measure prohibits motorists from driving in the fast lane on highways and interstates unless they’re passing a slower driver. Opponents say the bill is just a license to speed and penalizes people who drive the speed limit. Speaking on W-G-C-U’s Gulf Coast Live program, Lee County Sheriff’s Sergeant Larry King said any legislation helps.
“These types of initiatives allow us to have another tool in our belt, so to speak, give us some stronger sanctions that sometimes will effect the drivers on the roadways...either thinking about their actions ahead of time or once the punitive action takes place, will effect their behavior from then on.”
The governor vetoed a similar measure last year. But the bill’s backers have changed it slightly to win his approval this session. It’s currently being heard in the Senate Criminal Justice committee.
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