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(a) Upon a roadway of sufficient width, a vehicle must be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows:
(1) when overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction, or when preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into an alley, private road or driveway;
(3) when an obstruction exists making it necessary to drive to the left of the center of the highway; a driver must yield the right-of-way to all vehicles traveling in the opposite direction upon the unobstructed portion of the highway.
(4) repealed 6/28/79;
(5) repealed 6/28/79.
(b) Upon all roadways outside an urban district, a vehicle other than an emergency vehicle proceeding at less than the maximum authorized speed of traffic must be driven in the right-hand lane or as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction or when preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway. However, on a two-lane highway outside an urban district where passing is unsafe because of oncoming traffic or other conditions, the driver of a motor vehicle proceeding at less than the maximum authorized speed of traffic and behind whom five or more vehicles are formed in a line shall turn off the roadway at the nearest place designated as a turnout or wherever sufficient area for a safe turnout exists in order to permit following vehicles to pass.
History: In effect before 7/28/59; am 12/15/61, Register 3; am 8/10/66, Register 22; am 12/31/69, Register 31; am 6/28/79, Register 70; am 1/19/2002, Register 161
Authority: AS 28.05.011
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