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8-1520. No-passing zones; designation by secretary of transportation or local authorities; duties of drivers. (a) The secretary of transportation and local authorities are hereby authorized to determine those portions of any highway under their respective jurisdictions where overtaking and passing or driving on the left side of the roadway would be especially hazardous and by appropriate signs or markings on the roadway may indicate the beginning and end of such zones and when such signs or markings are in place and clearly visible to an ordinarily observant person, every driver of a vehicle shall obey the directions thereof.

(b) Where signs or markings are in place to define a no-passing zone as set forth in subsection (a), no driver at any time shall drive on the left side of the roadway within such no-passing zone or on the left side of any pavement striping designed to mark such no-passing zone throughout its length.

(c) This section does not apply under the conditions described in subsection (a) (2) of K.S.A. 8-1514, nor to the driver of a vehicle turning left into or from an alley, private road or driveway.

History: L. 1974, ch. 33, § 8-1520; L. 1975, ch. 427, § 20; August 15.

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Powers of local authorities, see 8-2002.


1. Left turn across double yellow lines is permitted. Every v. Jefferson Ins. Co. of N.Y., 4 Kan. App. 2d 715, 719, 720, 610 P.2d 645.

2. Instruction on statute properly refused where emergency circumstances (obstruction in roadway) existed. Ratterree v. Bartlett, 238 Kan. 11, 17, 707 P.2d 1063 (1985).

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