Texas Transportation Code

Sec. § 545.060
Driving on Roadway Laned for Traffic


An operator on a roadway divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for traffic:


shall drive as nearly as practical entirely within a single lane; and


may not move from the lane unless that movement can be made safely.


If a roadway is divided into three lanes and provides for two-way movement of traffic, an operator on the roadway may not drive in the center lane except:


if passing another vehicle and the center lane is clear of traffic within a safe distance;


in preparing to make a left turn; or


where the center lane is designated by an official traffic-control device for movement in the direction in which the operator is moving.


Without regard to the center of the roadway, an official traffic-control device may be erected directing slow-moving traffic to use a designated lane or designating lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction.


Official traffic-control devices prohibiting the changing of lanes on sections of roadway may be installed.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

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