Road Positioning

Chapter 6

Road positioning

How should you place your vehicle on the road?

When driving on a two-way road, you should drive as close to the left as is practical and safe. Always keep within the lane markings.

Where there are no marked lanes, you should drive as far left as is practical and safe

It is especially important to drive to the left when nearing a situation with limited vision, as there is higher risk of colliding with oncoming traffic in these situations.

Keeping to the left

The white cars are driving normally, and the orange car is using the right lane to overtake

On any road, you should NOT drive in the far right lane unless:

  • overtaking a vehicle
  • indicated by signs
  • avoiding an obstacle
  • about to turn right

If you, for example, overtake another vehicle using the right lane - move back to the left-hand lane after overtaking.

Areas of white diagonal stripes

These areas exist to separate traffic lanes or to protect traffic turning right. For turning traffic, this area protects their turning spot while they wait for a gap in oncoming traffic:

  • If the area is bordered by a broken white line, you should not enter the area unless it is necessary and you can see that it is safe to do so.
  • If the area is marked with chevrons and bordered by solid white lines you MUST NOT enter it except in an emergency.
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