DO NOT CREATE DANGER or TRAFFICKING

In Italy (as in 90% of the countries of the world) people drive on the right. But driving on the right can mean everything and nothing; the problem is to understand how far to the right you need to be. The fundamental rule is, also in this case, DO NOT CREATE DANGER or TRAFFICKING to others. We therefore make a distinction between driving as close as possible to the white margin strip, so stick to the roadside, and driving on the right without having this obligation.

In all other cases, the code recommends staying in the rightmost lane without particular restrictions. We point out that this rule was valid (even if it was expressed in a rather confusing way) and it is valid on the motorway and in general on all multi-lane roads, where we are obliged to ALWAYS stay on the right, even if we drive a car at 130 km / h . With the new highway code in particular, reference is made to this situation: whoever drives on the second lane, with the first free, is punishable by a cash fine and by the deduction of 4 points from the driving license (Article 143 CDS).

However, there are cases in which it is inadvisable if not forbidden to stay all right and these are in particular:

  1. in the presence of the “soft bank” warning sign, ie problems on the right side of the road;
  2. in the event of an icy road, where it is dangerous to stay too close to the edge because in the event of a skid you can easily get off the road
  3. in case of snow e
  4. in case of strong wind for the same reason;
  5. in case of a left turn, in which case we are obliged to stay as far to the left as possible; if we are on a one-way street, therefore, we must move to the left edge of the road, if instead we are on a two-way street, we must take you as close as possible to the white line.

From these rules follow those concerning the turning point; we distinguish the right turn from the left one. The right turn must be made, clearly after having signaled the maneuver and having respected all the precedence rules, staying as close as possible to the right edge of the road; the left turn, on the other hand, is a little more complex: it is necessary to start from the point furthest to the left possible, pass near the center of the road, leaving it to our right (we pass in front of it in practice) without cutting the road to those coming from the road in which we are entering. In some situations, given the complexity of the maneuver, reference can be made to the specific horizontal signs: just follow the white dotted stripes with the left wheels. Precisely because of the difficulty of the maneuver, roundabout intersections are being created much more often in which the rules are similar except for the fact of going around the center of the obstacle rather than passing it; in parentheses it has been shown that roundabouts are inherently less dangerous than classic intersections as they offer “only” 8 meeting points between vehicles compared to 24 at similar intersections.

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