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Motor Vehicle Act (amended)

BILL NO. 170

(as introduced)

2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
57 Elizabeth II, 2008

Private Member's Bill

Motor Vehicle Act

Wayne J. Gaudet

First Reading: May 13, 2008

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading: May 26, 2008

Third Reading: May 27, 2008 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends the Motor Vehicle Act to provide that where two lanes merge the vehicle on the right has the right of way.

An Act to Amend Chapter 293
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Motor Vehicle Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Chapter 293 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, is amended by adding immediately after Section 111 the following Section:

111A (1) Where two lanes of a street or highway merge into one lane, the driver of a vehicle in the left lane shall yield the right of way to a vehicle in the right lane unless the driver of the vehicle in the right lane is directed by a sign to yield to the vehicle in the left lane.

(2) For greater certainty, nothing in subsection (1) applies to vehicles in merging from an entrance ramp.


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