Jump to content
True, however, this is also the law:
40-6-40. (b) Upon all roadways, any vehicle proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing shall be driven in the right-hand lane then available for traffic, or as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction or when preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway.
40-6-184. (a)(1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation.
OgranicGrl: I am with you. I travel the HOT lane as an alternative fuel vehicle and while my PeachPass is considered free. However, I pay additionally for the special tag annually and the discounted e85 price does not outweigh the cost for additional gallons needed since the fuel mileage is worse with e85. But this is my choice to pay for the convenience of riding in the HOV/HOT lane.
Last week I was behind 6 cars in the HOV lane who crossed the double white line to pass a slow 2 person carpool. It does not make sense if the HOT lane is traveling slower than the flow of traffic in the "free" lanes. In the AJC article, Tyler Duvall stated that "I-85’s HOV lane was already congested and not performing as it was supposed to. “The region has got to correct the congestion problem in the HOV lanes regardless of what we're doing here.”
I'm glad the 2 person carpools have been removed from the lane and pray it stays that way.
So... If any driver has to cross the double white lines to exit the lane when the emergency vehicle passes will they be given a ticket???
Last login: Friday, October 7, 2011