Chapter 14 MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC*
Section 14-241 Two or more lanes of traffic.
Whenever any roadway has been divided into three (3) or more
clearly marked lanes for
traffic, or whenever any one-way street or roadway has been divided into two (2) or more clearly
marked lanes for traffic, the following rules, in addition to all others consistent herewith, shall
(1) A vehicle shall be driven as nearly
as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall
not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be
made with safety.
(2) Upon a roadway which is divided
into three (3) lanes, a vehicle shall not be driven in the
center lane, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle or cycle when the roadway
ahead is clearly visible and such center lane is clear of traffic within a safe distance, or in
preparation for a left turn where such center lane is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic
moving in the direction in which the vehicle is proceeding and there is a sign posted to give
notice of such allocation.
(3) Upon all highways any vehicle
proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic thereon
shall be driven in the right-hand lane for traffic or as close as practicable to the right-hand edge
or curb, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
(4) Official signs may be erected
or the city traffic engineer may place temporary signs
directing slow moving traffic to use a designated lane or allocating a specified lane to traffic
moving in the same direction. The drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of every such
(5) Drivers of vehicles proceeding
in opposite directions shall pass each other to the right,
and except when a roadway has been divided into traffic lanes, each driver shall give to the other
at least one-half of the main traveled portion of the roadway whenever possible.
(Code 1964, § 12.294(E))