Slow-Poke Law Could Save Hours – and Lives

If traveling across Tennessee seems easier, it just might be because of the new “Slow Poke Law,” which went into effect on the first of July. Because the Slow Poke Law, or HB1416, applies to three-lane interstates and multilane highways, it won’t affect the Tri-Cities as much as Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis, but it could speed things up for anyone traveling throughout the Volunteer State. The new law allows a $50 fine for the infraction. The state isn’t advocating for speeding, but leaders agree the new law will provide state troopers another tool to help make the roads safer for motorists and emergency vehicles alike.