Monday, May 02, 2011
Texas Driving on Divided Highway Law
The Bryan Police Department would like to remind all motorists that Texas enacted the Divided Highway law in September of 1995. The law requires drivers on a divided highway to only cross at designated areas.
The “Driving on Divided Highway” law is written below.
Sec. 545.063. DRIVING ON DIVIDED HIGHWAY. (a) On a highway having two or more roadways separated by a space, physical barrier, or clearly indicated dividing section constructed to impede vehicular traffic, an operator shall drive on the right roadway unless directed or permitted to use another roadway by an official traffic-control device or police officer.
(b) An operator may not drive over, across, or in a dividing space, physical barrier, or section constructed to impede vehicular traffic except:
(1) through an opening in the physical barrier or dividing section or space; or
(2) at a crossover or intersection established by a public authority.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
The intention of this law is to keep drivers safe while exiting the highway and while traveling on the service roads therefore the Bryan Police Department will be enforcing this violation on Highway 6 in the construction area between the south city limits and Briarcrest Dr. A violation of this law is punishable by a maximum fine of $200.
The safety of our community has no borders. It is the goal of every law enforcement agency to protect the citizens that we serve. Together we can make a difference in our community. Be the eyes and ears of your police department. When you see suspicious activity contact the Bryan Police Department or the Brazos County Sheriff’s Department at 979-361-3888; contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600.
Lt. Sharean Gideon
Professional Standards Division
Bryan Police Department
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