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Bill seeks to get 'left-lane campers' on Iowa roadways to pull into the slower lane

Bill seeks to get 'left-lane campers' on Iowa roadways to pull into the slower lane

DES MOINES — Iowa lawmakers broke from the 2020 session starting line with a truckload of transportation-related changes designed to address “left-lane campers,” rural highway rumble strips and seat-belt safety for back-seat passengers.

Members of a Senate transportation subcommittee voted 3-0 Wednesday to advance legislation seeking to make it a finable offense for slower-moving motorists who fail to leave the left lane of a four-lane highway when an approaching vehicle traveling at a faster speed attempts to pass.

“This bill would just say to those people in the left lane, if you know somebody’s coming, you have to yield the way,” said Sen. Zack Whiting, R-Spirit Lake, who managed Senate File 389 in subcommittee. “The overall goal of it is to help the efficient flow of traffic.”

Read the full article on the Cedar Rapids Gazette website.



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