Indiana State Trooper’s Tweet about ‘Slowpoke law’ goes viral

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A tweet from an Indiana State Trooper Sgt. Stephen Wheeles got a huge response after reminding people about the state’s so-called “slowpoke law.”

He's with the Versailles District in southeast Indiana and tweeted a photo after pulling over a driver for going too slow in the left lane on I-65.

“I stopped this vehicle today for a left lane violation on I-65. The driver had approximately 20 cars slowed behind her because she would not move back to the right lane,” Wheeles tweeted Saturday.“

Again…if there are vehicles behind you, you must move to the right lane to allow them to pass.”

The state’s “slowpoke” or “move over” law went into effect in 2015. It says that drivers traveling in the left lane must move over if the car behind them is going faster. Police have said a driver going too slow in the fast lane can be just as dangerous for traffic as a speeding vehicle.

It can be so frustrating when this happens!

The sun is out and the sunglasses are on....Have a great day!!

A post shared by Sgt. Stephen Wheeles (@isp_versailles) on

Just in case anyone needs a reminder this summer travel season! #MoveOver #SlowPokeLaw #AllowFasterVehiclesToPass #ServeAndProtect #HonoredToServe #BCSOStrong #BCSOPRIDE

A post shared by Bibb County Sheriff's Office (@bibbcountysheriffsoffice) on

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