IN state trooper’s tweet about ‘slowpoke law’ goes viral

Lester Mason
June 20, 2018

The law would likely be welcomed elsewhere and Wheeles noted Indiana State Troopers have issued 4,688 warnings to drivers. Wheeles said there were about 20 cars slowed behind her because she wouldn't move over into the right lane.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles (WEEL'-ihs) stopped the driver Saturday on Interstate 65 about 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Indianapolis after about 20 vehicles had slowed behind her. Wheeles says she was traveling under the 70 mph speed limit.

Wheeles pointed out that drivers must move to the right if vehicles are behind them to allow others to pass.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Versailles District in southeast in tweeted a photo after pulling over a driver for going too slow in the left lane on I-65. It says that drivers traveling in the left lane must move over if the vehicle behind them is going faster.

Wheeles' tweet has almost 15,000 retweets and more than 49,000 likes.


Another tweeter calling themselves CaptYonah wrote: 'Please nominate this man for a Nobel Prize'. Fast lane cruisers are one of my biggest frustrations!

"This is in no way encouraging people to speed".

'Those speeders are definitely in violation also.

It seems inevitable that there's always a slow driver in the left lane but one officer is getting national praise for pulling over a left-lane violator.

"I think that it hits a cord with a lot of people that they are just frustrated".

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