State Patrol to target left-lane violators June 20-22

  • Friday, June 16, 2017 10:55am
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The Washington State Patrol (WSP) has received numerous requests to address left-lane “campers.”

In response to the requests, the WSP will conduct a statewide focus June 20-22 to address the left-lane violators.

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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