WTHR- Driving the speed limit may not be good enough anymore on Indiana highways.
Starting July 1, speeders will get the right-of-way in the left lane, while those obeying the speed limit could face a $500 fine.
NWITimes.com reports Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) sponsored the new law to give slow drivers in the left lane incentive to get out of the way of faster drivers. The law, enacted by Gov. Mike Pence, gives police power to write tickets to drivers who fail to move over when another vehicle is overtaking them.
Opponents of the law called it "unjustifiable" and "unenforceable." Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) pointed out an officer would likely give the ticket to the speeding driver anyway.
The law does not apply in poor weather, heavy traffic, when exiting to the left, paying a toll or pulling over for an emergency vehicle.
How about Indiana pulling the upset of the century? Yup, the state in which oral sex is illegal and business owners can withhold service to homosexuals coming through with the most progressive legislation in recent memory. Can't drive the speed limit in the fast lane. Now for us degenerates that have never met a speed limit we couldn't obliterate this sounds like good news. Really though, there shouldn't be too many people under the age of 70 and not Asian that should be opposed to this law. The entire point of the speed limit is to enforce safe driving. Now let me ask you, if everyone is driving over the speed limit, how is going the speed limit safe driving? The game got switched. Unsafe driving is now safe driving, because a large majority of the population is doing it.
Ask anyone that has every had to slam on the breaks to stop themselves from putting the hood of their car into someone else's backseat. Ask anyone that has ever had their path blocked by a person driving 5 MPH under the speed limit. Not only is it practically safer, but it's also emotionally safer. You know how many accidents are a result of the mental anguish caused by dealing with left lane dicks? I don't have the numbers in from of me, but my educated guess says all of them. This law is the exact same reason that Google smart cars are getting into accidents and will probably never be practical. The only thing that is predictable about driving is that people aren't good at it. In terms of breaking the law, the only thing that is predictable is that people will continue to do it. If we are looking out for the lives of fellow drivers then we should all take a lesson (and only this lesson) from Indiana. We need to punish the people that are following the laws and putting us all at risk. That's a far easier transition then trying to get everyone to obey the rules of the road.