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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 5: Penalty; exceptions

[ First paragraph effective until April 13, 2017. For text effective April 13, 2017, see below.]

  Section 5. Whoever violates any of the provisions of sections one to four C, inclusive, except as otherwise provided herein, shall, upon complaint made within three months after the commission of the offense, forfeit not more than one hundred dollars and whoever drives in the right lane which has been constructed or designated for purposes other than ordinary travel as set forth in section four B shall, upon complaint made within three months after the commission of the offense, forfeit not more than one hundred dollars.

[ First paragraph as amended by 2016, 456, Sec. 2 effective April 13, 2017. For text effective until April 13, 2017, see above.]

  Whoever violates any of the provisions of sections one to four C, inclusive, except as otherwise provided herein, shall, upon complaint made within three months after the commission of the offense, forfeit not more than one hundred dollars and whoever drives in the right lane which has been constructed or designated for purposes other than ordinary travel as set forth in section four B shall, upon complaint made within three months after the commission of the offense, forfeit not more than one hundred dollars. Whoever violates section 4D shall, upon complaint made within 3 months after the commission of the offense, forfeit not more than $50.

[ Second paragraph effective until April 13, 2017. For text effective April 13, 2017, see below.]

  Notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, the provisions of sections one to four C, inclusive, shall not apply to a person acting in conformity with the direction of a police officer or to a driver of a vehicle actually engaged in authorized work upon a highway under construction, repair or during maintenance operations when the nature of the work necessitates a departure from normal operational practices or to any operator of a motor vehicle when construction or repair is being performed which prohibits passage in the ordinary travel lane or lanes on a highway.

[ Second paragraph as amended by 2016, 456, Sec. 3 effective April 13, 2017. For text effective until April 13, 2017, see above.]

  Notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, the provisions of sections one to 4D, inclusive, shall not apply to a person acting in conformity with the direction of a police officer or to a driver of a vehicle actually engaged in authorized work upon a highway under construction, repair or during maintenance operations when the nature of the work necessitates a departure from normal operational practices or to any operator of a motor vehicle when construction or repair is being performed which prohibits passage in the ordinary travel lane or lanes on a highway.

[ Paragraph added by 2016, 456, Sec. 4 effective April 13, 2017.]

  A violation of section 4D shall not be considered a conviction of a moving violation of the motor vehicle laws for the purpose of determining a surcharge on a motor vehicle premium pursuant to section 113B of chapter 175.