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Bill: Mississippi drivers should get out of the left lane


The Associated Press



JACKSON -- Some Mississippi lawmakers want drivers to stop camping out in the left lane. 


The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed House Bill 80, sending it to the Senate for more debate. 


The proposal says a vehicle shouldn't be driven in the left-hand lane of any road with four or more lanes when the vehicle is impeding traffic. 


Sponsored by House Transportation Committee Chairman Charles Busby, the bill says drivers should only use the lane for passing, unless the right lane is closed, is in disrepair, or is otherwise impassable. 


Drivers could also use the lane for a left-hand turn or left exit. 


The Pascagoula Republican proposes a $5 to $50 fine for a violation. 


If the Senate agrees and Gov. Phil Bryant signs the law, it would begin July 1.




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