ISP: Left-lane law is there for a reason

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - Police are always serious when it comes to stopping speeders. But they also aren't pleased about people driving too slowly.

WRTV-TV in Indianapolis recently published data indicating Indiana State Police ticketed more than 200 people in the last two years for failing to move over from the left lane. In 2018, troopers issued more than 1,000 warnings.

"Even if you're in the passing lane at the speed limit, and there is traffic stacked up behind you, you're supposed to move to the right to clear the left lane," said Sgt. Ted Bohner, summarizing a 2015 state law about left lane use.

Bohner said the law doesn't condone speeding. Rather, it aims to improve traffic flow, reduce road rage, and prevent crashes, since business and neighborhood entrances tend to be on the right side of the road.