State Patrol tracking down drivers who are left-lane hogs

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TUKWILA, Wash. -- Move over left-lane campers: The Washington State Patrol is on the hunt for drivers who won’t get out of the passing lane.

This week troopers plan to crack down on violators statewide.

In 2015, troopers stopped nearly 14,000 drivers violating state law, which requires drivers to only use the left-hand lane to pass.

Drivers who are camped out in the left lane clog up traffic, according to the WSP.

“The majority of the time I find they just don’t know about the law,” said trooper Chris Webb.

Troopers said they’re not out to make money; they’re only reminding drivers to follow the law.

“Hopefully we’ll be able to educate a lot of people,” Webb said.

A ticket could cost drivers more than $130 ... so watch out. The campaign continues through the rest of the week.


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