This can be a confusing subject for many new drivers but it is easier if you keep in mind a few basics:
- It is illegal to change lanes across a solid white line, so keep this in mind before and after turning right.
- Road signs can be helpful, watch for them! There will often be a sign indicating whether the lane is a bike-only lane or a shared lane.
- Just because the pavement is painted green, doesn’t mean you aren’t allowed to drive on it! This may merely indicate a shared lane and it really means, “Hey you, you are driving in a shared lane, be aware and be nice to any bikes that you may encounter along the way.”
- When turning right, legally you are required to turn generally from the right lane into the right lane (when applicable).
Thank you Eric L for the following video!
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