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Oklahoma lawmakers advance slowpoke bill

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Finally, some common sense coming out of the Oklahoma Legislature.

According to a small story in the Tulsa World recently, a Senate committee voted to advance a measure dealing with slowpokes. Specifically, drivers who hang out in the left lane and can't even drive the speed limit on a four-lane highway.

Did you hear that? That was the sound of CFN popping the cork on a celebratory bottle of "get the hell off the road if you don't know how to drive" champagne. A good vintage, too.

House Bill 1368, authored by Rep. Glen Bud Smithson, D-Sallisaw, and Sen. Kenneth Corn, D-Poteau, would require drivers to use the left-hand lane of a highway for passing only. So, no more speed matching, no more vigilante speed control, no more painfully oblivious drivers just chilling in the left lane as a line of cars piles up behind them.

According to the World, Corn said the bill could reduce road rage that flares up with drivers glide on over to the left lane then hang out there driving 50 mph. He also said violators could be ticketed " yes, ticketed " for impeding traffic flow.

We challenge Corn and Smithson to next take up the odious behavior of drivers not allowing fellow drivers to merge.

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