Police bust drivers going too slowly in far left lane

Posted at 9:39 AM, May 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-29 09:39:13-04

SEATTLE, Wash. – Do you ever get stuck behind drivers going too slowly in the far left lane? Do you wish police would do more to stop them? Washington State Police are actively pulling over drivers who break state law which states they keep right on the interstate, expect when passing other vehicles, according to a report on

“If you’re going to be in that left lane, it’s for passing only,” a Washington state trooper said. “Once you do pass, you should move back over to the right.”

Police said they pull over drivers to educate them and ultimately change their behavior. Police added they are concerned that drivers who stay in the left lane lead to road rage as other drivers get frustrated behind them.

Earlier this year a bill failed to pass committee in the Virginia General Assembly that would have made it against the law to drive under the speed limit while in the far left lane.