White lines painted on the pavement indicate traffic going in your direction. Broken white lines separate traffic lanes on roads with two or more lanes going in your direction.
Yellow lines mark the center of a road used for two-way traffic. You may pass on a two-way road if the yellow center line is broken. When a solid and a broken yellow line are together, you must not pass if you are driving next to the solid line.
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Two solid yellow lines mean "no passing". Never drive to the left of these lines unless:
• You are turning left at an intersection or into or out of a private road or driveway.
• The right half of the road is closed or blocked.
Select of lane. Broken white lines separate traffic lanes on roads with two or more lanes going in your direction. Drive in the lane with the smoothest flow of traffic.
If you can choose among three lanes on your side of the road, pick the middle lane for the smoothest driving. If you want to go faster, pass, or turn left, use the left lane. When you drive slowly, enter, or turn off the road, use the right lane.
Don't Weave – stay in one traffic lane as much as possible. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors and turn your head to check beside your vehicle for vehicles and motorcycles in your blind spot.
Lanes for turning. Left turn: get close to the center divider line or into the left turn lane (if there is one). When turning left, don't turn too soon and "cut the corner" of the lane belonging to cars coming toward you.Right turn: If you are turning right, get close to the right edge of the. On a right turn, don't turn wide. Stay in the right lane until you finish your turn.
Lanes for passing. Never drive off the paved or main-travelled portion of the road or on the shoulder to pass. The edge of the main-travelled portion of the road has a painted white line on the road surface. Do not use left or "fast" lane (# 1) if it is not necessary.
When you want to pass a vehicle or bicycle going in your direction, pass on the left. You may pass on the right only:
• If an open highway is clearly marked for two or more lanes of vehicles moving in your direction of travel.
• If the driver ahead of you is making a left turn and you do not have to drive off the roadway.
Never pass on the left if the driver is signaling a left turn.
Don't honk when you pass on the right. The other driver may think you are on the left and "pull over" right into you.
Center left turn lane. The lane is marked on both sides by two painted lines – inner line broken, outer line solid. If a street has a center left turn lane, you must use it when you turn left. You may only drive for 200 feet in the center left turn lane. This lane is not a regular traffic lane or a passing lane.