1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Vehicle & Traffic
  4. Title 7: Rules of the Road
  5. Article 25: Driving On Right Side of Roadway, Overtaking and Passing, Etc.


Section 1125 Further limitations on driving to left of center of roadway

Vehicle & Traffic (VAT)

(a) No vehicle shall at any time be driven to the left side of the roadway under the following conditions:

  1. When approaching the crest of a grade or upon a curve in the highway where the driver's view is obstructed within such distance as to create a hazard in the event another vehicle might approach from the opposite direction;

  2. When approaching within one hundred feet of or traversing any railroad grade crossing;

  3. When the view is obstructed upon approaching within one hundred feet of any bridge, viaduct, or tunnel.

  (b) The foregoing limitations shall not apply upon a one-way roadway nor to a vehicle in any lane which is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the direction the vehicle is proceeding and is marked to give notice of such allocation.