Florida Senate - 2023                                     SB 464
       By Senator Perry
       9-01474-23                                             2023464__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to driving in the furthermost left
    3         hand lane of a roadway; amending s. 316.081, F.S.;
    4         prohibiting a driver from continuously operating a
    5         motor vehicle in the furthermost left-hand lane of
    6         certain roadways, except under certain circumstances;
    7         providing applicability; providing a penalty;
    8         providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Present subsections (4) and (5) of section
   13  316.081, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (5)
   14  and (6), respectively, a new subsection (4) is added to that
   15  section, and present subsection (5) of that section is
   16  republished, to read:
   17         316.081 Driving on right side of roadway; exceptions.—
   18         (4)On a road, street, or highway having two or more lanes
   19  allowing movement in the same direction with a posted speed
   20  limit of at least 65 miles per hour, a driver may not
   21  continuously operate a motor vehicle in the furthermost left
   22  hand lane, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle,
   23  when preparing to exit the road, street, or highway, or when
   24  otherwise directed by an official traffic control device. This
   25  subsection does not apply to authorized emergency vehicles and
   26  vehicles engaged in highway maintenance or construction
   27  operations.
   28         (6)(5) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic
   29  infraction, punishable as a moving violation as provided in
   30  chapter 318.
   31         Section 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2024.