Slowpoke driver bill passes Colorado House |

Slowpoke driver bill passes Colorado House

DENVER, Colorado ” Colorado drivers who drive slowly and won’t pull aside to allow speedier cars to pass could face fines under a bill passed by the state House Monday.

The proposed law requires drivers traveling below the speed limit to pull aside when five or more cars are backed up behind them. Slowpoke drivers on two-lane roads could travel in the right lane.

Violators could be punished with a $50 fine and three points on their licenses.

The bill passed 37-27 and now heads to the Senate. Opponents call the proposal dangerous for trucks traveling narrow mountain roads, but backers say the plan would cut down on road rage and dangerous passing.


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