Your alarm didn’t go off, you slept in and now you’re running late to work again. You have no choice but to speed. On the way to work you see lights flashing behind you and now besides being late, you have a speeding ticket. While most Americans are familiar with the feeling of getting a speeding ticket, you might be surprised to find out that you can also get a ticket for driving too slow.

How Slow Can I Drive?

It’s silly, really. Most drivers struggle trying to avoid driving too fast, but it’s possible to drive too slow. In most cases, there is not a specific set minimum speed limit, but Idaho law states that “no person shall drive a motor vehicle at such slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic.” While the definition of “normal” and “reasonable” might be subjective, you should avoid driving slower than 10 mph below the flow of traffic. If you need to drive slower, remember to stay on the far right lane. When appropriate, turn your hazard lights on.

Can I Get a Ticket?

Cities and counties may set and post specific minimum speed limits on their roads. In that case, it is likely you will get a ticket for driving too slow. If you don’t know the specific minimum speed limit of the road where you are driving, remember that the minimum speed limit is usually set between 10-15 mph below the maximum speed limit. If you feel like driving slower and enjoying the ride, perhaps you should get off the main roads.

If you were in a car accident because another driver was reckless or driving too slow, you might want to consider hiring an Idaho injury attorney. The attorneys at Hansen Injury Law are experienced lawyers and will make sure you get the compensation you deserve for your damages and loss.

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