If one of your pet peeves is people who drive slow in the left lane, the Maryland General Assembly is here for you.

According to the Washington Post, Maryland could start cracking down on the left lane lollygaggers. A bill from Del. William Folden, R-Frederick, is “designed to ease bottlenecks and reduce road rage” by making it a ticketable offense to dilly-dally in the passing lane. The law would apply on highways with three lanes or more in one direction. Fines would be $75 for a first offense, $150 for a second and $250 for a third.

It seems to be moving through Annapolis without having to put on the brakes. In fact, Maryland would be just the latest state to enact such measures.

This being a democracy, however, some are speaking up for the slowpokes. After all, they were just going the speed limit. An AAA spokesman contends to the Post that impatient drivers trying to get by are being “unsafe and boorish,” and would only be more encouraged to speed by the law.

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Technical.ly Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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