In Tennessee, violating the so-called "slowpoke" or "left-lane courtesy" laws could cost drivers $50, Chokshi writes. State Rep. Dan Howell, who sponsored the bill, told The Chattanooga Times Free Press earlier this year, “It’s not the speed on the highway that kills as much the weaving in and out of traffic, which is caused by people who impede the flow of traffic." Indiana, where driving slow in the left lane can cost drivers $500, has issued 109 tickets and 1,535 warnings since the law went into effect last year.
The laws aren't aimed at getting drivers to slow down, but to get slower drivers to move to the right, Chokshi writes. Capt. David Bursten of the Indiana State Police told WISH-TV, “The purpose of this law is for those rude, inconsiderate drivers who think they own the left lane.” (Vox map)