We recently wrote about Alabama’s new seat belt law, and today we are reminding you about another update to Alabama traffic laws. If you like to cruise in the left lane then you need to be aware of this change.
As its name suggests, the so-called “Anti-road Rage Act” is designed to prevent situations that can lead to road rage.
Under the new law, you cannot drive in the leftmost lane of the interstate for more than a mile and a half without passing another vehicle. There are some common-sense exceptions to this rule including provisions for road hazards, inclement weather, traffic congestion, and moving over for emergency response vehicles. It’s also important to note that the Act does not apply to every Alabama roadway – only interstate highways.
While the bill went into effect September 1st, 2019, only warnings will be issued until November, 2019, at which time violators could face a ticket for up to $200.00.
As mentioned, this isn’t the only recent update to Alabama traffic safety laws. Read our blog post on the recent seat belt law here.
These changes to the law should help Alabama drivers stay safer, but unfortunately accidents still happen.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, call Lewis, Lewis & Falkner today at 205-553-5353 for your free consultation and case evaluation. An experienced personal injury attorney can help make sure you get the recovery you deserve.