VIRGINIA BEACH — A new law is imposing a fine for lingering in the left lane on highways and interstates.
Starting July 1, drivers who break the new law can be fined $100 if they linger in the left lane at a slow pace, instead of treating it as a passing one, according to House Bill 2201.
The law requires motorists driving at “less than normal speeds” to travel in the right lanes of the highway.
Under a previous version of the measure, drivers could have been charged up to $250 for the infraction. Gov. Terry McAuliffe recommended the fine be lowered before the General Assembly passed the bill in April.
Correction: An earlier version of this story said the new law was lowering the fine from $250 to $100. This was incorrect. The new law is imposing a $100 fine.
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