South Carolina bill would get slow drivers out of left lane

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Monday, Feb. 10, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WYFF) - Some lawmakers in South Carolina are backing a proposal to allow officers to pull over people who drive too slowly in the left lane of major roads.

On Wednesday, the Senate Transportation Committee passed the bill, sponsored by Senate President Harvey Peeler.

The bill would fine a driver $100 for not moving over to the right lane, but would add no points on a driver's license.

The House bill is sponsored by House Majority Leader Gary Simrill.

It has a fine of $200 and adds two points to a driver's license.

Peeler says every Southeastern state except North Carolina and South Carolina has these types of laws.

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