- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A state representative from Palmer has proposed legislation aimed at reducing the number of drivers who linger in the left lane.

HB 91, from Republican Rep. Shelley Hughes, calls for drivers to stay in the right-hand lane unless they are directed otherwise, passing another vehicle or preparing for a left turn.

It also would prohibit drivers from impeding or blocking a driver trying to pass in the left lane.

A violation would be considered an infraction, punishable by a fine of at least $100.

Hughes, in a statement, said the bill stems from conversations with Alaskans who commute and are tired of getting stuck behind slow moving traffic in the left lane.

She said she would like to see less road rage and congestion.

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