Left Lane Blues

Slow pokes in the left lane are getting caught. You might remember three months ago a new law made it illegal to linger in highway passing lanes.

More motorists are receiving tickets or warnings for improper lane usage. State police say it's too hard to tell if the increased enforcement is because of the law. Left lane loitering and improper lane usage are considered to be the same violation.

So, separate figures are not kept. This February 37 tickets were written. That's double the number in 2003.