Va. sets a lower fine for driving too slowly in left lane

WASHINGTON — Drivers going too slowly in the left lane will now face a $100 fine in Virginia.

The Virginia Senate voted 34-6 Wednesday in favor of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposal to set the fine at $100 rather than the $250 originally in the bill sent to the governor’s desk.

The House of Delegates had approved the change at the end of the winter session in February.

The bill does not change the rules directing drivers to stay to the right except when passing, but it does set a fine for the first time when the bill takes effect this summer.

A similar bill in Maryland passed the House of Delegates in Annapolis 73-66 on March 20 and has yet to be taken up in the Senate.

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