Originally Posted by dougdirt
Never in my life have I heard of anyone being pulled over for driving in the left lane who wasn't "passing". I don't view it as a passing lane, it is simply another lane for the other 2.5 million people around here to drive in so we don't all back up traffic even more in just two lanes.
Sorry, but this is crazy. The cop should be ashamed. Roads have a speed limit, not a speed minimum and the ones that do, have that posted. When I have seen them, they are almost always 40 MPH minimum. So unless that road had a speed minimum of 64 and a speed limit of 65, then this is complete and utter nonsense.
Well, many states have laws that you can't drive in the left lane if you aren't passing, numerous ones issue tickets for doing just that. Lots of mountain roads insist that slower vehicles use turnouts to let traffic behind them pass, that too can garner a slow driver without a care for those behind a ticket.