Legality of using hwy acceleration/merge lane to cut traffic

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Legality of using hwy acceleration/merge lane to cut traffic

Unread post by patterjohn88 on

Hey all, just curious if anyone knows if the HTA says anything about someone on a highway using the acceleration/merging lane (not the shoulder) to cut in front of other vehicles during a traffic jam.

I am stuck in traffic all the time during rush hours and see many drivers do this.
Other than making everyone else hate you, are there any issues with this from a legal point of view?


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As long as they follow section 142(1) there's nothing illegal about it.

142(1)The driver or operator of a vehicle upon a highway before turning to the left or right at any intersection or into a private road or driveway or from one lane for traffic to another lane for traffic or to leave the roadway shall first see that the movement can be made in safety, and if the operation of any other vehicle may be affected by the movement shall give a signal plainly visible to the driver or operator of the other vehicle of the intention to make the movement. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 142


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Unread post by patterjohn88 on

Thanks for the reply. Just to clarify, the HTA doesn't mention anything specifically about the following behavior (red car), so long as it isn't done in a dangerous manner?

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