From: Clark F Morris on 7 May 2010 12:13
On Thu, 06 May 2010 10:35:50 -0800, John David Galt
>> Except that it might not be an actual violation to pass stopped traffic
>> in the center turn lane. Illinois vehicle code:
>> (625 ILCS 5/11.709) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11.709)
>> Sec. 11.709. Driving on roadways laned for traffic. Whenever any
>> roadway has been divided into 2 or more clearly marked lanes for traffic
>> the following rules in addition to all others consistent herewith shall
>> (b) Upon a roadway which is divided into 3 lanes and provides for two.way
>> movement of traffic, a vehicle shall not be driven in the center lane
>> except when overtaking and passing another vehicle traveling in the same
>> direction when such center lane is clear of traffic within a safe
>> distance, or in preparation for making a left turn or where such center
>> lane is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the same
>> direction that the vehicle is proceeding and such allocation is
>> designated by official traffic control devices.
>You might get away with that argument in court, but I wouldn't try it.
>That section of law sounds like it was written to deal with the old two-way
>passing lanes, AKA "suicide lanes". I haven't seen one anywhere since 1980
>and I doubt they still exist; they're too dangerous.
There are 3 lane stretches in Nova Scotia as follows:
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The north bound traffic can only enter the center lane when there is
no oncoming traffic while the southbound traffic can enter the center
lane at any point. I see this most on low traffic portions of our
>Added MTR in case someone there knows of such a lane today.
>Somehow if you pass in a two-way left turn lane, I expect you'd be breaking
>some other section of law, so the exception in 11.709 wouldn't help you.