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Old 11-27-2001, 06:03   #1 (permalink)
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Following on from the speeding thread, I was wondering about a warning I was given by a cop here in Vic. I was driving in the right hand lane of a dual lane (either way) road in the middle of suburbia, I stopped at the lights next to a cop and when I took off a little quicker than he did, he pulled me over and told me I shouldn't be driving in the right lane for any great distance. I think he said that I can be booked for "failing to keep left". Is this true?
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Old 11-27-2001, 06:20   #2 (permalink)
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Umm... not entirely sure..

But I dont think it would be right.. I was under the impression that, its only for freeways / highways etc etc... where there is no parked cars, or possibilities of kids running out from the footpath.
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Old 11-27-2001, 06:21   #3 (permalink)
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Personally, I think that if he could have booked me he would have. It sounded like BS to me at the time.
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Old 11-27-2001, 06:35   #4 (permalink)
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Don't know about in Vic, however in NSW I know you can get fined a certain amount for not "keeping left unless overtaking". Not sure if you lose any points or not.
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You can be booked for failing to keep left (its one o the first rules of the road!) but I'm not sure of the fine or points situation.
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I thought that in Vic the keep left rule was for roads where the posted speed limit was above 80km/h. Don't know what the fine is though.
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Yes you can be booked for travelling in the right hand lane for not keeping left. Not sure if it's points and fine or just a fine but you can be booked for it.
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Re: Police warning

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he said that I can be booked for "failing to keep left". Is this true?
As far as I know it is
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lucky he didnt look under the bonnet Steve.......
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Old 11-27-2001, 13:01   #10 (permalink)
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Yes, this rule applies to multilane roads where the speed limit is 80km/h or higher. With the national road rules in place this law is nationwide now and does indeed involve a fine approaching $200 (from memory).

The more they start enforcing this rule the better!
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