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LANE USE

LANES OF TRAVEL

There would be fewer fatalities if drivers knew their place on the road and kept to it!  Different terrain requires different types of roadways, but safe driving is required in all areas.

Divided highways are highways that separate opposing traffic with a physical barrier, such as a wide grass median (A) or concrete dividers.  On a divided highway, vehicles traveling in the same direction stay on their side of the road, and do not cross into the lanes of the other side.
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(A)

Upon all highways, a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle.

It is illegal to drive across the median of a divided highway.  Do not try to avoid sitting in a traffic jam by U-turning across the grass (B)!

To keep traffic moving smoothly, choose the lane that best suits your speed.  If you are driving slower than most people on the road, or if you plan to exit, use the right lane.  The center lane will be the smoothest flowing, and the left lane should be saved for faster driving and passing.  

(B) Do not cross over a median. The result can lead to injury and jail time.

So many accidents are caused because of frequent and faulty lane changes.  Don't try to get to your destination faster by weaving in and out of different lanes; you put yourself and others at risk, just to shave off a few seconds.  How many times have you passed what you thought to be a slow moving vehicle, only to meet up with the driver again at the next signal?  Those seconds are not worth your car, your life, or the life of another.  

 
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