Gov. amends SWVa. lawmaker's bill to raise fine for driving slowly in left lane
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has approved a local lawmaker's bill with one amendment.
Southwest Virginia delegate Israel O'Quinn proposed a bill that would raise the fine for people who drive too slowly in the left lane.
Right now, getting a ticket for that carries around a $25 to $75 fine. O'Quinn wanted to raise that fine to $300. His bill made it through the General Assembly and to the governor's desk.
McAuliffe changed the bill to carry a fine of $100. It now goes back to state lawmakers to either accept or veto. They will be back in session on April 5th.
Tennessee has its own version of this law. It's called the 'slow poke' law. It was just passed last year and carries a $50 fine.