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The Lane Change In The Intersection

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Busting Urban myths.

Well you have been driving now for several years.

  1. Is it legal or is it illegal to make a lane change in an intersection?
  2. Can I get a ticket for making a lane change in an intersection?

The answer to the first question is, it is legal to make a lane change in an intersection.

The answer to the second question is, you can get a ticket for making a lane change in an intersection ( If it was considered to be unsafe). There in lies the rub.

If you choose to make a lane change in an intersection and it is done in a completely safe manner it is not illegal and not ticket able.

However if it is done and it was considered to be unsafe due to the present conditions, you will be cited. So people do get tickets in intersections but not for the lane change being illegal but for how it was done and it just so happened to be in an intersection.

This is how the myth was born because people got ticketed in an intersection while making a lane change and they assumed that was the infraction.

As a driving instructor I always inform my student that it is not the safest place to make a lane change with all the potential cross traffic that can interfear, but they are told it is legal and done in the correct and safest of situations there is no problem.

 

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About Robert Stahl

Robert Stahl has been instructing since 1980. Is the owner of Dollar Driving School. Longest serving President of the Driving School Association of California. Loves teaching, the more a challenge the better. Has the highest pass rate, and first time pass rate, in the School. Works almost exclusively by referral, but is available for all students. Knowledgeable, fun, experienced, patient and never gives up, thinks outside the box.

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