ANNAPOLIS - The Maryland House of Delegates passed legislation Wednesday to force slow drivers to move out of the fast lane.
All five Washington County delegates voted for the bill.
If the bill passes the Senate and is signed into law, drivers who block traffic in the passing lane would face a misdemeanor charge.
Opponents argued that it will give speeding drivers a license to go even faster.
"I think the message is the aggressive drivers, now you have the left lane you can zoom all you want," said Del. Carmen Amedori, R-Carroll.
But supporters said it was simply putting into law the state policy that slower traffic should move to the right on highways.