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Washington State Patrol to target left lane violators

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The Washington State Patrol will be conducting a statewide focus of effort to educate left lane violators. If you’re caught camping in the left lane it could result in a $136 ticket. The focus of effort will take place Tuesday through Thursday, June 20-22, 2017.
Washington State law requires drivers not to remain in passing lane. Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol.

From a Washington State Patrol news release.

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) has received numerous requests to address left lane “campers” in our state.

In response to the requests, the WSP will be conducting a statewide focus of effort to educate left lane violators. The focus of effort will take place Tuesday through Thursday, June 20-22, 2017.

Washington State law (RCW 46.61.100) requires all vehicles to keep right except when passing on multiple lane roadways.

Left lane “campers” are drivers who remain in the passing lane (left lane) for long periods of time without passing.

The WSP targets left lane violators to educate them on the consequences of “camping” in the left lane.

Left lane camping can lead to road rage, aggressive driving, traffic congestion, and collisions. If you’re caught camping in the left lane it could result in a $136 ticket.

The WSP contacted 16,453 left lane violators last year.

The WSP would like to remind everyone to save their camping for the wilderness and not the left lane. Help us avoid the negative consequences of left lane camping by keeping right except to pass.

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