RE: RE: Left Lane (New River Valley)
The aforementioned post citing a certain code may not have been the right code. There is a code within the Code of Virginia which does reference REQUIRING you to drive in the right lane. I was able to determine the code from google as the original poster had suggested.
§ 46.2-804. Special regulations applicable on highways laned for traffic.
Whenever any roadway has been divided into clearly marked lanes for traffic, drivers of vehicles shall obey the following:
1. Any vehicle proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions existing, shall be driven in the lane nearest the right edge or right curb of the highway when such lane is available for travel except when overtaking and passing another vehicle or in preparation for a left turn or where right lanes are reserved for slow-moving traffic as permitted in this section;
"In response to the person claiming to be a lawyer and their take on passing. Virginia code does NOT require you to drive in the right lane if you are not passing. The code section referenced states when an audible or light signal given by the vehicle behind you must move to the right. This applies to EMERGENCY vehicles. When any other driver uses their headlights to flash at other vehicles or blow their horns they are in violation of the aggressive driving statute. All vehicles must drive within 10 mph of the posted speed limit (10 under for those that think this means you can speed). As for the Trooper pulling the car over, I do agree that we don't know the reason, unless it was for more than 10 under. I am terribly sorry that driving the speed limit is an inconvience to you. Maybe you should allow more time to get to your destination, or perhaps to deal with the officer that pulls you for speeding."
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