Thousands of people who drove too slowly in the left lane or committed related violations in Virginia have been issued a $100 fine, according to a Monday report.
Nearly 15,000 drivers were cited between July 1, 2017 and April 3, 2018 for driving too slowly in the left lane, data provided to WTOP showed. More than 5,000 of those paid the $100 fine without going to court, while almost 2,200 were found guilty and nearly 2,600 were found guilty for not showing up to court.
Nearly 2,100 other cases were either dismissed, dropped, or found not guilty.
Additionally, almost 2,000 drivers were issued citations during the same time period for driving in the left lanes when not passing between July 1, 2017 and April 3, 2018, according to data provided to WTOP. Of those, more than 623 paid the fine, 332 were found guilty in court, and 309 were found guilty for not showing up to court.
Nearly 60 of those cited drivers were found not guilty, while more than 240 cases were either dismissed or not pursued.
On July 1, 2017, Virginia imposed the $100 fine for those violations and others, including crossing a double yellow line.
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