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South Carolina House passes 'slowpoke' bill that would ticket going slow in the left lane

South Carolina lawmakers are considering making it illegal to drive slow in the left lane. Violators would be fined $200 or face 30 days in jail.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The South Carolina House passed a bill last week that would allow police officers to pull over drivers going too slow in the left lane. 

The measure was unanimous with a 108-0 vote Thursday. The bill would make it illegal for drivers to stay in the left lane if they are going to be passed by a faster vehicle and can safely change lanes. 

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If passed by the state senate, violators would face a $200 fine or 30 days in jail. The House removed a two-point penalty for violators' licenses before voting. 

Similar proposals have been debated in recent years in the Carolinas but none have become law.

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