Made available by Touch N' Go Systems, Inc., and the
Law Offices of James B. Gottstein.

You can also go to The Alaska Legal Resource Center or search the entire websitesearch.

Touch N' Go, the DeskTop In-and-Out Board makes your office run smoother. Visit Touch N' Go's Website to see how.
Title 13 . Public Safety
Chapter 2 . General Provisions
Section 50. Driving on right side of roadway - exceptions and special situations

13 AAC 02.050. Driving on right side of roadway - exceptions and special situations

(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;

(2) when traveling upon a roadway marked or divided as provided by 13 AAC 02.025, 13 AAC 02.085, or 13 AAC 02.095, or within an urban district upon a roadway restricted to one-way traffic; or

(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(4) repealed 6/28/79;

(5) repealed 6/28/79.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


Note to HTML Version:

The Alaska Administrative Code was automatically converted to HTML from a plain text format. Every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, but neither Touch N' Go Systems nor the Law Offices of James B. Gottstein can be held responsible for any possible errors. This version of the Alaska Administrative Code is current through June, 2006.

If it is critical that the precise terms of the Alaska Administrative Code be known, it is recommended that more formal sources be consulted. Recent editions of the Alaska Administrative Journal may be obtained from the Alaska Lieutenant Governor's Office on the world wide web. If any errors are found, please e-mail Touch N' Go systems at E-mail. We hope you find this information useful. Copyright 2006. Touch N' Go Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Last modified 7/05/2006