South Carolina Senate Bill 434 – Left Lane Driving
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Senate Bill 434 was introduced into the South Carolina Senate on January 12, 2021. It is a Lane Courtesy measure that sets conditions under which it is legal and illegal to drive in the left lane of an interstate highway. Specifically, the bill states that a vehicle may not be driven in the furthest left lane of an interstate highway except when overtaking and passing another vehicle. Certain exceptions apply, such as when hazards or road conditions make driving in the right lane impractical.
The NMA supports this legislation since Lane Courtesy promotes smooth traffic flow, reduces road rage incidents and traffic accidents, and increases fuel efficiency.