Our traffic congestions are caused by too many motorists and very few alternate highways or roadways.  To be able to manage this congestion during peak travel hours the Middle Lane or center lane on our main highway from topside to PVA and vice versa has become a dual-purpose lane; 1. For left turning vehicles and 2. As a alternate travel lane solely to ease congestion. 

Motorist are reminded that left turning vehicles must enter at least 100 feet from the intended intersection and when entering the middle/center lane must enter completely so not to obstruct vehicles travelling on the outer lanes. 

Motorist utilizing the center lane as a secondary travel lane during peak hours are reminded that other motorist will be utilizing the center lane to execute left turns: either from a side road onto the highway or from the highway into an intersection. 

During this dual use of the center lane everyone is reminded that they must exercise due care and dur regard for the safety of all other motorists, pedestrians and others that are using our congested road ways.  A first access first right of way is in effect when the two-lane use markers (Cones) are in place, if a vehicle enters the center lane to make a left turn the approaching vehicle must yield the right of way; NOT attempt to avoid the right of way by recklessly merging right into the outer lane.  If a vehicle is approaching on the two-lane system and a vehicle in the opposite lane intends to make a left turn into the center lane this vehicle must yield the right of way to the approaching traffic and only enter the center lane when the center is cleared of any approaching vehicles for at least 150 feet.  All vehicles on the road way must follow the poste speed limit of travel at a safe speed (Which is usually slower than the posted speed limit but is intended to increase reaction time and reduce the likelihood of any collisions with others).    

§ 520.  Transporting passengers in truck bed; restrictions.

(a)  Definition.  As used in this section, “truck” shall mean any motor vehicle for land transport with an enclosed cab and an open area behind for carrying cargo or passengers.

(b)  Prohibition.  No person being transported in the bed of a truck shall sit on or higher than the upper edge of the side of the truck bed, or shall stand anywhere on the truck bed.  No person shall be transported in the bed of a truck which is not sufficiently enclosed on all sides.

(c)  Penalties.  Any driver of a truck which is conveying a passenger in violation of any provision of subsection (b) of this section shall be subject to a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).

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