Thousands Fined for Driving Too Slowly
A new Virginia traffic law has resulted in thousands of tickets for drivers throughout the Commonwealth. Virginia set the new standard back in July 2017, fining drivers $100 when they drive too slowly in the left lane, when they fail to stay in the right lane except for when passing, or for crossing a double yellow line. Before the law passed, these actions were considered violations but had no consequences attached.
Between July 1, 2017 and April 3, 2018, 1,951 citations were issued on Virginia roads. Many have already been resolved, with violators simply paying the fine and admitting to their fault.
The Danger of Going Too Slowly
While we might traditionally associate fast speeds with danger, going too slowly on the highway can also be incredibly hazardous. Posted speed limits on the interstate are generally considered to be the minimum speed to safely travel. Anyone who has ever traveled locally knows that many drivers travel far beyond the posted speed limits. Finding a happy medium between too slow and too fast can be a challenge for drivers new to Virginia.
The Speed of Traffic
Generally, experts advise you travel at the speed of traffic. While that may seem like common sense, many people will disagree, arguing you should always follow posted speed limits above all else. The easiest way to combat this debate is to simply travel the speed limit in the right hand lane, adjusting your speed as necessary. That way, you won’t be ticketed for traveling too quickly or too slowly!
Virginia Car Accident & Wrongful Death Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, contact our Virginia car accident personal injury and wrongful death lawyers. The Serpe Firm has helped victims and their families for over 30 years. We will handle the legal issues so that you can focus on yourself and your family during these difficult times.