2 cars can easily fit side by side on each side of the road. This means that the road has 4 lanes (unmarked).
Lanes can come in 2 different formats:
The basic rule is that you must choose the lane furthest to the right.
However, in the following situations you may choose the lane most suitable for your continued journey:
Car A has the best placement for the dark.
The basic rule is that you should be in the middle of your lane. However, there are situations in which another placement is more appropriate.
If you have a good line of sight to the sides (no forest or deep ditches), you may place yourself slightly further to the right in the lane. This gives you a good margin for oncoming vehicles.
Drive closer to the middle of the road (left side of the lane). This gives you a greater margin in the event a moose steps out on to the road, for example. However, when there is oncoming traffic, it is suitable to move a little to the right to create a wider safety margin to the other vehicle.
On one-way streets you do not have to take oncoming traffic into consideration. The correct placement is therefore the following:
In dense traffic on roads with multiple lanes in your direction, there will sometimes be gaps in the other lanes. It may then be tempting to change lanes in order to gain some distance. However, you are not allowed to “slalom” between cars.
You are not permitted to pass over into another lane if the line on your side is solid.
The purpose of public transport lanes is to ensure that buses do not get stuck in queues, which would delay them. In addition to regular bus services, the following vehicle may use the public transport lane:
If any other vehicles are permitted to use the public transport lane, this is specified on an additional panel. There are places, for example, where the public transport lane is only reserved during rush hour in the morning and afternoon.
The public transport lane is indicated with the road sign Reserved lane or carriageway for vehicles operating a regular service, etc. and with road markings with the word ‘BUSS’ may also occur.
The direction of traffic flow in a reversible lane can be changed as needed. In the afternoon, many road users are coming home from work and it is then practical to have an extra lane out of town to reduce the risk of queues forming.
The direction of traffic is controlled by traffic signals.
Last updated 2018-03-16.