Many intersections have a solid white line between the lanes leading up to the intersection. What are the road rules associated with these?
Continuous lines along a lane are to prevent drivers from changing lanes.
A driver must not change lanes or cross over a continuous lane line.
The Rules do outline exceptions, which include such situations as:
- avoiding an obstruction;
- obeying a traffic control device on the lane they are moving from;
- there is a special-purpose lane (bus, bicycle lane etc) the driver is permitted to drive in and they are moving to or from this lane – including part-time lanes;
- the rider of a motorbike is lane filtering where allowed; or
- the driver is permitted to drive in both lanes because of another rule.
For more details on the Victorian Road Rules, go to racv.com.au/roadrules
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