2004 was the first year of the left-lane law, which carries a $75 fine for violators.
Illinois State Police say 22 of the 55 tickets issued statewide where handed out to motorists in the Chicago area.
The 55 tickets might not seem like very many for what's often described as one of the most annoying habits among motorists, but state police say they also issued more than 1,000 written warnings to encourage slower drivers to move to the right.
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