Authorities in Florida are rolling out an awareness campaign to try to keep truckers out of the left lane on restricted roadways.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Florida Highway Patrol are teaming up to warn truckers that they must stay out of the left lane on certain roadways, or face a minimum $120 fine.
“When those driving large trucks see a No Trucks Left Lane sign, they must move over and remain in the right lane while the restriction is in place or they could receive a minimum fine of $120,” FDOT said.
“Truck lane restrictions are all about safety. You know there are several studies that show that reducing the amount of weaving the amount of lane switching prevents crashes on the interstate. Like I said earlier some studies show reducing this kind of behavior can lead to fewer crashes. Lane changing is one of the primary causes of collisions on the interstate,” FDOT’s Troy Roberts told News4Jax.
FDOT has created an interactive map to help truckers plan their routes with the lane restrictions in mind. You can click here to view the map.