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Enforcing the "Slow Poke Law"

Thomas County Sheriff's  Capt. Steve Jones Thomas County Sheriff's Capt. Steve Jones

As of July first, drivers will have to abide by the slow poke law or pay a fine.

Thomas County Sheriff's office deputies are strictly enforcing the new law.  

The law requires slow drivers in the left lane on Georgia Highways, interstate or expressways to move to the right when a faster car approaches from behind.

Deputies say that not only are they ticketing for the offense they're also educating drivers.

  "We're educating people right now, and the sheriff expects us to enforce it and he expects us to educate as well," said Thomas County Sheriff's  Capt. Steve Jones.      

In addition to the slow poke law, deputies say the left lane is intended for passing purposes only.


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