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A suicide lane is a center lane on a roadway seperating opposing directional movements that is used as a passing lane for both directions simultaneously. If one was not careful when pulling into the suicide lane to pass a slow moving vehicle, they might collide head on with another vehicle doing the same thing, but in the opposing direction. Hence, the term suicide lane. The term has been misapplied in recent years to a center lane where vehicles in either direction can make left turns. This is not historically accurate and true suicide lanes are very rare today.
The two drivers died from a head on collision in the suicide lane when each driver tried to pass slow moving vehicles.
by The Traffic Man February 4, 2017
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