A bill that prohibits drivers from staying in the left lane on interstates without passing vehicles has passed through the Senate by a vote of 31 to 1. There are some exceptions to the “Anti-Road Rage Act” that will ticket drivers for staying in the left lane for longer than a mile and a half.
According to retired state trooper and current state lawmaker, Phillip Pettus, those exceptions include traffic congestion, construction, or using a left lane exit. Representative Pettus proposed the bill in March in an effort to improve traffic and prevent road rage incidents. The bill would also help enforce existing road signs directing slower traffic to the right. The ‘Anti-Road Rage Act’ now goes to Governor Kay Ivey’s desk for a final signature.