Confused Tulsans prompt Left Lane Law clarification

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TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

Nov. 1, it became illegal in Oklahoma to cruise in the left lane of four lane, divided highways

Residents say they were confused about using the left lane on city streets

The City of Tulsa has a left lane ordinance similar to the state's. It has been in effect for years

Tulsa Police say they rarely cite for violations due to the natural flow of traffic on city streets

In three years, 89 citations have been written for this ordinance. 

The ordinance is Title 37 Section 640 A which states “Whenever any two-lane street has been divided into marked lanes for traffic, the driver of a vehicle shall drive in the lane nearest the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway when such lane is available for travel, except when overtaking another vehicle or in preparation for a left turn.

CLICK for more information about Oklahoma's left lane law. 


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