Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 4B of chapter 89 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1984 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- When the right lane has been constructed or designated for purposes other than ordinary travel, a driver shall drive his vehicle in the lane adjacent to the right lane except when overtaking another vehicle or when preparing for a left or right turn; provided, however, that a driver may drive his vehicle in such right lane if signs have been erected by the department of public works permitting the use of such lane.
SECTION 2. Said chapter 89 is hereby further amended by striking out section 5, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
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.
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.