There are 3 very subjective terms in the law that will cause much confusion and/or debate. It carves out exceptions when the law will not be enforced. Those terms are; "traffic conditions", "flow", & "road configuration".
Now, traffic conditions bring to mind many possibilities but we usually thing of 'bumper-to-bumper' backups. But what about when the road is buried under a foot of snow? We only guess where the lines are.
'Flow' is even more vague. it could mean 'whatever gets the motorists to where they are going'. But you have to hope that the peace officer agrees with you.
'Road configuration' is even more vague. We hope it refers to the 3 illustrated examples I posted, but we could be wrong.
This bill had a possible good intention. But it could also have been just an effort to raise revenue without a vote of the people. We had a good law on the books and we should have left it pretty much the way it was and enforce it sensibly.
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...