Lawmaker seeks signs to move slow drivers over

Audio: 'Over to the right, unless passing.'

Dick Uliano | November 15, 2014 12:06 am

WASHINGTON — It’s the law in Maryland that drivers should move over to allow others to pass. But there’s a proposal to pepper the state with signs to make sure motorists know it.

The Frederick News-Post reports that state delegate Patrick Hogan, (R-Frederick County), is sponsoring a bill that would order the State Highway Administration to post signs along all state roads of more than two lanes in each direction. He thinks slow-poke drivers can cause road rage.

The language of the signs is still to be worked out, but they would say something to the effect of “keep right, unless passing.”

Hogan calls his bill the Road Rage Reduction Act of 2014. Penalties for violating the law, if passed, are still to be determined. The bill is expected to get a committee hearing on Tuesday.

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