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    Question: Can you get a ticket for driving too slow?

    Answer: Arizona law (ARS 28-704) makes it illegal to drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to block the normal and reasonable flow of traffic on any street.

    In addition, this law allows local authorities to set minimum speed limits for their streets and highways. The law then makes it illegal to drive at a speed less than the minimum posted speed. Minimum speeds are often found on major highways designed for fast moving travel.

    Interestingly, this law also requires that a vehicle being driven at a speed less than the normal rate of traffic on a two-lane road, where passing is unsafe, must pull over at the next safe 'turn-out' spot and let other traffic go by whenever five or more vehicles are backed up behind it.

    So, the answer to the question is 'Yes, there are a number of situations under Arizona law in which a person can get a ticket or citation for driving too slow.'

    1 thru 5 of 6 comments    [ 1 ]  2    
    On 09/14/03
    Calico from MI said:
    I, Got pulled over for the same thing , cover over plate, i guess they say it blocks veiw of your plate which is illegl? even though mine was clear...lol
    On 06/12/03
    jaycee from NY said:
    hello all, i got a ticket for $55 dollars for having a PLASTIC COVER on my license plate is there any law in the book that says anything about that. CLEAR PLASTIC COVER FOR LICENSE PLATE
    On 05/07/03
    R. Clark from CO said:
    I am a police officer and I can tell you that it would be called impedeing normal flow of traffic CRS 42-4-1103(1). It is $15 fine and a$3 surcharge and 3 points against your license in my state.
    On 04/14/03
    Fetacorpse from NY said:
    iv seen mad signs for the highest speet limit and the lowest speed limit but i dont know what the deal is about goin to slow never happened to me :)
    On 02/05/03
    kasey from TX said:
    I think it's stupid because if an old granny is drinen 45 in a 55 she's not gonna get pulled over but if a teen is then he/she would.
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