As the date for hands free driving in Minnesota nears, Governor Tim Walz was touting another new law.

The slow lane law, sometimes called the slow-poke law is aimed to crack down on drivers going too slowly in the far left lane on Minnesota roads. The pokey motorists who drive below the speed limit in the far left lane will face a 50 dollar fine. The state already had a law on the book for left lane passing, but added a fine to the existing legislation. This morning Walz said this is not a “free-for all to go as fast as you can, but instead is meant to help make traffic move in an efficient and safe manner.”