Driving Safety

The RIGHT Lane

drive in the right lane and pass on the leftOn multi-lane streets, roads and highways, section 316.081(3), Florida Statutes, requires that drivers drive in the right-hand lanes to prevent impeding the flow of traffic resulting in dangerous driving situations.

DRIVE IN THE RIGHT LANE
AND PASS ON THE LEFT.

Drivers must not continue to drive a vehicle in the far left lane when being overtaken by a faster moving vehicle, unless the driver is preparing for a left-hand turn at an intersection.

Drivers failing to move from the far left lane will receive a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation.

Safety Reminders

  • When preparing to move into the right lane, you must indicate your intention to change lanes by using your vehicle’s right turn signal.
  • While in the far right lane, watch for vehicles entering the highway. Adjust your speed or move over so that they may safely enter the highway.

Additional Resources

The RIGHT Lane brochure