This is one traffic law drivers everywhere want to see enforced. By doing his job, an Indiana State Policeman has the internet cheering for him.

You've seen the signs: "Keep Right Except To Pass." Although rarely enforced, it is an actual traffic law, not just a suggestion. Indiana's Sgt. Stephen Wheeles ticketed a driver for a left-lane violation on I-65 and was immediately knighted by the internet.


As of this writing, the Tweet had more then 80,000 likes and Sgt. Wheeles got "job offers" from Facebookers in Florida, Arizona, Louisiana and other states frustrated by those who hog the left lane in violation of the law. One person asked if it was still illegal if the motorist was driving the posted speed:

The spirit of the law is that since many people drive well above the speed limit, it creates an “accordion effect” as traffic starts backing up behind the slower vehicle. This is where many of our crashes occur on the interstates. It’s all in the name of safety.

-Sgt. Stephen Wheeles via Facebook

So go ahead and move over to the right, or just put the hammer down and hope you don't meet Sgt. Wheeles in person.

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