LOS ANGELES—In an attempt to streamline its clogged highway system, the city of Los Angeles is setting aside the far left lane of all freeways for high-speed chases, it was announced Monday. "In the past, high-speed pursuits were hampered by law-abiding motorists blocking the lanes," LAPD sergeant Ken Hall said. "This led to crashes and a lot of hazardous swerving." Motorists who use the special lanes while not being pursued by LAPD squad cars will be subject to a $75 fine, from which they may exempt themselves by refusing to pull over.