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47-11-309.


47-11-309.
   
   Whenever any roadway has been divided into two or more clearly marked
   lanes for traffic, the following rules in addition to all others
   consistent herewith shall apply.
   
   1. A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within
   a single lane and shall not be moved from the lane until the driver
   has first ascertained that the movement can be made with safety and
   then given a signal, not less than the last one hundred (100) feet
   traveled by the vehicle, of his intention to change lanes.
   
   2. Upon a roadway which is divided into three lanes, a vehicle shall
   not be driven in the center lane except when overtaking and passing
   another vehicle where the roadway is clearly visible and such center
   lane is clear of traffic within a safe distance, or in preparation for
   a left turn or where such center lane is at the time allocated
   exclusively to traffic moving in the direction the vehicle is
   proceeding and is signposted to give notice of such allocation.
   
   3. Upon a roadway which is divided into four or more lanes, a vehicle
   proceeding at less than the maximum posted speed, except when reduced
   speed is necessary for safe operation, shall not impede the normal
   flow of traffic by driving in the left lane. Such vehicle shall be
   driven in the right-hand lane except when overtaking and passing
   another vehicle proceeding in the same direction or when preparing for
   a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway.
   
   4. Official signs may be erected directing slow-moving traffic to use
   a designated lane or designating those lanes to be used by traffic
   moving in a particular direction regardless of the center of the
   roadway and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of every
   such sign.
   

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