TALLAHASSEE — Florida House Bill 317 — called Interstate Safety — says that drivers can’t operate in the furthermost left-hand lane of any road, street, or highway with a speed limit of at least 65 mph unless they are passing another vehicle or preparing to exit the road.

What You Need To Know

  •  HB 317, called Interstate Safety, says drivers cannot sit in the left lane 

  •  Fines can range from $60 to $150 

  •  If passed, it would take effect Jan. 1, 2025

There is a left lane law in place now. It says a driver in the far-left lane should move over if they reasonably know they are being overtaken by a fast driver.

Rick Adams, who runs Nations Traffic Safety School in Tampa, said he sees drivers sit in the left all the time.

“Don’t go in the passing lane unless you are actually passing, and once you are done passing a safe distance, come back over to the right-hand lanes,” Adams said.

He said drivers who camp in the left lane can create a dangerous situation.

“People behind them get frustrated and they swing into the other lanes and they pass on the right or off the shoulder,” Adams said. “It just creates a situation where people who are being blocked are frustrated.”

For those caught camping in the left lane, it will be a non-criminal traffic ticket with fines ranging from $60 to $150.

If Gov. Ron DeSantis signs the bill, it will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2025.