Bill to ban trucks from left lane during rush hour

If passed, trucks would be banned from the left lane for six hours a day.

New Hampshire

Lawmakers in New Hampshire have debuted a bill that would prevent many commercial vehicles from traveling in the left lane at peak traffic hours.

On December 2, HB 1383 was introduced in the New Hampshire State Legislature.

If passed, the bill “prohibits certain commercial trucks from traveling in the left lane of a multilane interstate highway or turnpike during certain hours of the day, unless entering or exiting such highway or turnpike from the left lane.”

More specifically, the left lane ban would forbid any commercial vehicle with 3 or more axles to travel in the left lane of an interstate highway or turnpike with three or more lanes between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. unless entering or exiting the roadway.

The fine for violating the rule would be $50.

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The bill is awaiting consideration before the House Transportation Committee.