Washington State Patrol announced (WSP) troopers will be conducting a “statewide focus of effort” to address left lane violators on multiple lane roadways between June 20th and 22nd.
According to a recent announcement, this is in response to numerous requests WSP has received about left lane “campers” throughout Washington.
RCW 46.61.100 requires all vehicles to keep right except when passing on multiple lane roadways. Left lane “campers” refers to drivers who remain in the passing lane (left lane) for long periods of time without passing.
The WSP said in their announcement left lane camping can lead to road rage, aggressive driving, traffic congestion, and collisions. Getting caught camping in the left lane can result in a $136 ticket. Last year, the WSP reports they contacted 16,453 left lane violators.
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