Florida Traffic Laws – What Is Acceptable and Prohibited as to Center Lane Driving?

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Pursuant to Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.089 – Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic, Florida drivers must comply with certain rules and regulations under this statute. When a Florida roadway has been divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for traffic, the following rules apply:
1. Drivers must drive their vehicle as near as practicable within a single lane and shall not move from said lane until they ascertained and determined that such movement can be made with safety;
2. When driving upon a roadway that is divided into 3 lanes and provides for two-way traffic, drivers shall not drive their vehicle in the center lane, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle traveling in the same direction, provided the center lane is clear of traffic within a safe distance, when in preparation for making a left turn, or where such center lane is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the same direction that the vehicle is proceeding.
Drivers in Florida need to aware of the challengers they could potentially face. Sometimes you cannot control the many hazardous conditions and situations present on the road, Florida drivers should earn how to drive defensively and how to avoid such hazards. You can read more Florida Traffic Laws on the Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. website, specifically Section 316.083 – Overtaking and Passing, Florida Statutes.

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