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New York VTL § 1120 Driving on the right side of road Defense Lawyer

Have you been charged with VTL § 1120, failing drive on the right in New York?

Our New York failure to drive on the right side of road traffic court defense lawyers and attorneys can represent you when you have been charged with New York VTL § 1120. Our lawyers can represent you throughout the State of New York. We have extensive training and experience in fighting a failure to drive on the right side of road ticket, NY VTL § 1120. If cited for failure to drive on the right side of road call our firm and speak to a NY lawyer for a free consultation to find out how we can defend you against your failure to drive on the right side of road violation, NY VTL § 1120.

VTL § 1120 – Driving on the Right Side of the Road

NY VTL § 1120 proscribes that all motorists must drive on the right side of a roadway, except in the following situations:

  • When passing another vehicle traveling in the same direction
  • When passing a cyclist, pedestrian, animals, or obstructions in the roadway
  • When road obstructions require that a person drive left, so long as you yield to opposing traffic
  • When it is permissible to travel in the shoulder or slope pursuant to NY VTL § 1131
  • On a one way street
  • Upon a roadway divided into 3 marked lanes
  • Notwithstanding, when a vehicle is traveling less than the normal speed of traffic, they must drive on the right. Further, on a roadway laned for four or more lanes of two way moving traffic, it is prohibited to drive left of center except when authorized to do so by the lane markings, or to avoid or pass a pedestrian, cyclist, animal, or road hazard.

Defenses to NY VTL § 1120 failure to drive right

There are numerous defenses to a charge of NY VTL § 1120. You are permitted to drive left when passing a motorist, pedestrian, animal, or road hazard. It is also permissible to drive left on a one way street, or when a roadway is divided into 3 marked lanes, such as interstates. Often, VTL § 1120 is charged with other similar violations. This gives rise to a constitutional double jeopardy defense as well as a defense within the statute.