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State Patrol going after left-laners


Many Washington State drivers are unaware that driving in the left lane for extended periods of time can be against the law. The left lane is designed to operate as a passing lane.

In order to combat this problem, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) conducted a statewide emphasis patrol earlier this month, to bring increased awareness to the left lane law.

State Troopers focused their efforts on locating and stopping left-lane violators. Last year, the WSP stopped 13,909 left lane law violators.

According to the law, “All vehicles shall be driven in the right hand lane...except for overtaking and passing another vehicle in the same direction.” The state wants to prevent routine cruis...

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