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Florida Driver Handbook: Traffic Lanes

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Florida Driver Handbook: Traffic Lanes

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5. Driving Safety

On a two-lane highway, you are allowed to drive on the left half of the roadway when it is safe to pass and passing is allowed. If the road has four or more lanes with two-way traffic, drive in the right lanes except when overtaking and passing. Left lanes on some interstate roads are reserved for car pool vehicles with two or more occupants in the car - watch for diamond signs in the median. The center lane of a three-lane or five-lane highway is used only for turning left. If you see red reflectors facing you on the lane lines, you are on the wrong side of the road. Get into the proper lane immediately!

If you see red reflectors on the lines on the edge of the road, you are on the wrong freeway ramp. Pull over immediately! Red reflectors always mean you are facing traffic the wrong way and could have a head-on collision. Some roads have lanes reserved for bicycles. Motorized vehicles are not allowed to drive in bike lanes, except at intersections where indicated by broken white lines, and only when no bicyclists are present in the bike lane.