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Not much. It’s just a law enforcing what we all (hopefully) learned in driver’s ed; fast cars on the left, slow cars on the right except for passing. How hard is that? I rarely have a problem being mowed down in the left lane, except by motorists who are exceeding the posted speed limit. If the speed limit can’t be enforced all the time, then how on earth can we enforce the “Left-Lane Law?”

The impact of the left-lane law, both locally and statewide, will likely be ignored. There are people who think the left lane belongs to them. They will say, “But I am passing!” ” everyone, that is. Enforce the speed limit and mandate a legal minimum also; at that point the left lane will truly be for passing slower vehicles only.

An unneeded solution in search of a problem. Another bad example of legislators abusing the legislative process for a personal pet peeve, constituent complaint, or reporter’s “there-ought-to-be-a-law” story.

I’m not a member of the commute-to-work throng, but I do welcome the law’s promise to discourage the misuse of the passing lane ” one of my pet peeves on I-70. Some have expressed concerns about confusion with RFTA’s HOV lanes on Highway 82. Let’s hope that a combination of common sense and good law enforcement will ease any problems there.

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