What is the Law on No Passing Zones in Florida?

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The Department of Transportation is permitted pursuant to Florida Statute Section 316.0875 to designate those potions of any highway as no-passing zones whether by appropriate markings or signs. These markings or signs must be in place and clearly visible to an ordinarily observant person, every driver of which must obey the directions thereof. When such appropriate signs or markings do exist, no Florida driver shall at any time drive on the left side of the roadway or on the left side of any pavement. Florida drivers do not have to obey these signs when an obstruction exists, thus making it necessary to drive to the left of the center of the highway, or when a driver of a vehicle turning left into or from an alley, private road or driveway. A violation of this statute will result in a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation. To read the statute please see Florida Statute section 316.0875 No-passing zones.

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