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Tuesday Traffic Tidbit – Improper Lane Driving

According to the Michigan Vehicle Code 257.642, when a roadway has been divided into 2 or more clearly marked lanes for same direction traffic, a vehicle shall be operated within the extreme right-hand lane except when overtaking and passing slower vehicles.

Also, when on a roadway with 2-way traffic where you encounter something blocking your lane of travel (such as a garbage or utility vehicle), you must wait until there is no oncoming traffic before passing the obstruction. You do not have the right-of-way to automatically go into the opposite lane of travel until it is clear to safely do so.