A Colorado State House panel unanimously approved legislation intended to keep slower vehicles out of the left lane on Colorado’s multilane highways.
The measure would give troopers the flexibility to ticket drivers who go too slowly in the left lane, blocking the normal flow of traffic.
The House Transportation and Energy Committee approved the bill Jan. 28. It now heads to the House floor for consideration. The bill, HB1076 hopes to cut down on road rage and ease traffic woes on the state’s highways.
Those who lag in the left lane could be ticketed and fined between $15 and $100 with no points off their driver’s license if they are blocking the flow of traffic. Current Colorado law allows for drivers to use the left lane as long as they are traveling a “normal rate of speed.”