Slow drivers can sometimes create just as much peril as speeding drivers. For instance, slow-moving vehicles traveling in a highway’s left lane force drivers to pass on the right, aggressively tailgate and engage in other unsafe driving maneuvers.
There are a number of reasons why drivers may be traveling significantly slower than the posted speed limit. However, several groups of drivers are more susceptible, including distracted drivers, new drivers, seniors, and tourists. Because slow drivers can pose hazards to others on the road and lead to road rage incidents, Florida recently enacted a new law that allows them to be ticketed and fined much like a speeding driver.
The new regulation, dubbed the “road rage” law, makes it illegal for motorists to drive more than 10 miles below the speed limit in the left lane. It applies to all multiple-lane roadways. Violation of the new law could result in a $60 fine and would appear on your driving record just like a speeding ticket.
The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Fort Myers accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Fort Myers injury attorneys for a free consultation.