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'If there are vehicles behind you, you must move to the right lane' - Trooper goes viral for pulling over left lane slowpoke

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An Indiana State Trooper has become the internet’s hero after tweeting about pulling over a driver for driving too slow in the left lane.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles posted about the traffic stop on Saturday.

“I stopped this vehicle today for a left lane violation on I-65. The driver had approximately 20 cars slowed behind her because she would not move back to the right lane,” Wheeles tweeted. “Again …if there are vehicles behind you, you must move to the right lane to allow them to pass.”

When another Twitter user asked if the law applied to people who are obeying the speed limit in the left lane, this was Wheeles’ response:

“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.”

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