Move Over to The Right Lane After You Pass! It’s Michigan Law!
Are you like me? An exceptional driver who has had it with people who have absolutely no clue? I don't want to be the "Get off My Lawn" guy but doesn't it seem like more divers either don't know simple rules of the road or maybe don't care.
A few weeks ago we did a "Roundabout Rule Review" and my #1 peeve was a yield sign is not a stop sign. Since then I've realized that a lot of drivers don't know the "4-Way Stop Rule"! They sit and wait and have no idea that it's a first arrive, first go routine.
But the issue that has bothered me the most is PEOPLE CAMPING OUT IN THE LEFT LANE ON THE HIGHWAY!!! You're supposed to pass and get back over to the right lane. IT'S THE LAW IN MICHIGAN! I looked it up on legislature.mi.gov Check it out:
Michigan Legislature - Section 257.634
(2) Upon a roadway having 2 or more lanes for travel in 1 direction, the driver of a vehicle shall drive the vehicle in the extreme right-hand lane available for travel except as otherwise provided in this section. However, the driver of a vehicle may drive the vehicle in any lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the same direction of travel when the lanes are occupied by vehicles moving in substantially continuous lanes of traffic and in any left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the same direction of travel for a reasonable distance before making a left turn.
(3) This section shall not be construed to prohibit a vehicle traveling in the appropriate direction from traveling in any lane of a freeway having 3 or more lanes for travel in the same direction. However, a city, village, township, or county may not enact an ordinance which regulates the same subject matter as any provision of this subsection. The driver of a truck with a gross weight of more than 10,000 pounds, a truck tractor, or a combination of a vehicle and trailer or semitrailer shall drive the vehicle or combination of vehicles only in either of the 2 lanes farthest to the right, except for a reasonable distance when making a left turn or where a special hazard exists that requires the use of an alternative lane for safety reasons.
(4) A person who violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction.
History: 1949, Act 300, Eff. Sept. 23, 1949 ;-- Am. 1968, Act 260, Eff. Nov. 15, 1968 ;-- Am. 1976, Act 170, Imd. Eff. June 25, 1976 ;-- Am. 1978, Act 510, Eff. Aug. 1, 1979 ;-- Am. 1988, Act 346, Eff. Jan. 1, 1989
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