Driving You Crazy: Express Lane Lines on I-15 - 8 News NOW

Driving You Crazy: Express Lane Lines on I-15

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LAS VEGAS - Several viewers want to know if it's legal to cross the double white lines that separate express lanes on Interstate 15.

The lines are different from the single white line that separates express lanes on U.S. 95, which drivers are allowed to cross.

Many drivers frequently weave in and out of the express lanes on I-15. Even without the poles that used to separate the express lanes, it is illegal to cross that double white line.

Nevada Highway Patrol officials say they're aware of this weaving issue between the express and general lanes, and they say they are enforcing it. With the guide posts gone and, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation, unlikely to come back, it's easier for drivers to break this law.

A retired NDOT safety engineer says the agency will not post signs warning drivers against crossing the lines, citing visual clutter. He added the signs wouldn't help anyway without more enforcement. 8 News NOW still plans to recommend the signs to NDOT's new safety engineer.

Once again, when those solid white lines separate traffic moving in the same direction, drivers cannot change lanes. Drivers are in the express lanes for the duration between Russell Road and Sahara Avenue, only legally crossing in sections where the lines are broken or dotted.

What's driving you crazy? You can e-mail your traffic complaints and questions to Brian Loftus.

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