Ohio House Bill 278 is currentlymaking its way through the Ohio legislature. The bill is aimed at keeping trucks out of the left lane.
Currently, Ohio does not have a truck specific left-lane law.
“Current Ohio law only mandates that any slow-moving drivers, in any vehicle, must move to the right to allow others to pass. Unlike some other states, trucks in Ohio don’t have a lower speed limit than cars,” the Northeast Ohio Media Group reported.
On Tuesday, Ohio State Representative Marilyn Slaby introduced a bill that would prohibit vehicles that weigh more than 10,000 from traveling in the left lane.
There are exceptions to the rule, however, trucks will be allowed to travel in the left lane if they’re taking a left-lane exit, passing or moving over to allow merging traffic to enter the highway.
If passed, Ohio will join the more than 40 states that already have stricter left-lane laws.
According to the bill, left-lane offenders could face a fine of up to $100 for a first offense.