State police hand out nearly 100 warnings for "slowpoke" law

Indiana’s so-called “slowpoke” law went into effect July 1, and several drivers have experienced the law in action.

The new law allows police to pull over and fine slow drivers in the left-lane.

According to Indiana State Police spokesman Todd Ringle, troopers have handed out an estimated 100 warnings in the first week the law has been in place, saying warnings are being given to blatant violators

Legislators who opposed the law said tickets would be given to drivers going the speed limit; however, Ringle says state police are focusing on giving warnings to tell people about the law.

When troopers start giving drivers tickets, fines will be up to $500. 

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