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Texas Transportation Code - TRANSP § 545.051. Driving on Right Side of Roadway

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(a)?An operator on a roadway of sufficient width shall drive on the right half of the roadway, unless:

(1)?the operator is passing another vehicle;

(2)?an obstruction necessitates moving the vehicle left of the center of the roadway and the operator yields the right-of-way to a vehicle that:

(A)?is moving in the proper direction on the unobstructed portion of the roadway; ?and

(B)?is an immediate hazard;

(3)?the operator is on a roadway divided into three marked lanes for traffic; ?or

(4)?the operator is on a roadway restricted to one-way traffic.

(b)?An operator of a vehicle on a roadway moving more slowly than the normal speed of other vehicles at the time and place under the existing conditions shall drive in the right-hand lane available for vehicles, or as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, unless the operator is:

(1)?passing another vehicle; ?or

(2)?preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway.

(c)?An operator on a roadway having four or more lanes for moving vehicles and providing for two-way movement of vehicles may not drive left of the center line of the roadway except:

(1)?as authorized by an official traffic-control device designating a specified lane to the left side of the center of the roadway for use by a vehicle not otherwise permitted to use the lane;

(2)?under the conditions described by Subsection (a)(2); ?or

(3)?in crossing the center line to make a left turn into or out of an alley, private road, or driveway.

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