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Cobb County police citing drivers under 'slowpoke' law
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MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police in one metro Atlanta county are doling out citations to drivers who are slowing down traffic in the fast lane.

Cobb County police spokeswoman Alicia Chilton tells the Marietta Daily Journal ( ) the department has issued more than 200 citations under the Georgia slowpoke law since it was implemented in July.

The law penalizes drivers for moving too slowly in the left lane. The law prohibits drivers from using the far left lane if they're aware that they're being passed by other drivers.

The law can help reduce crashes and cut the number of road rage incidents, Chilton said. She added that slow drivers in the passing lane cause hazards and many have been cited on highways and interstates.