Hey Yakima drivers, stay in your lane!


If you drive a vehicle, you know there are laws you must follow to avoid being fined and avoiding an accident. That’s what local authorities are hoping to prevent with a friendly reminder of a law for drivers in the state.

Police say many drivers don’t stay in their lane

In fact, the Washington State Patrol and Yakima County Sheriff’s Office deputies tweeted out a friendly reminder for drivers this week. In the tweet, they tell drivers when turning right or left that drivers are required by law to turn into the nearest available lane.
That’s what the law says, but local authorities say a large number of drivers in Yakima break the law every day.

The problem is that some drivers swing widely and cause a crash

Washington state officers and troopers say the problem is that some drivers swing widely and drive in and out of the lane, sometimes resulting in an accident.
Officers say drivers can be cited for not following the law and causing an accident by not staying in an assigned lane. They say the same rule of staying in your lane applies to driving around roundabouts in parts of the county.
The Washington State Patrol and Yakima County Sheriff’s Office believe it’s such a problem that the agencies recently tweeted the advice for drivers.

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