Q: Is it illeagal to pass a double yellow lone on county rd to overtake a farm tractor to the leftt in tennessee?
I greatly appreciate your time and any help concerning this situation. Recently i was travelling on a tn county rd with double yellow lines. I was approaching a slow moving farm tractor (travelling less than 25 mph) , i began to slow but had sufficent sight to know there were no on coming hazards, so i proceeded to pass him to the left, the entire time i was sure to watch the farmer as well. Without him looking or signaling he began to make a left tutn and subsequently hit my back passenger side as i was coming around him. Am i at fault? My vehicle flipoed 3 times and is totalled. If im at fault im ok with that,, as i cant see anything i wouldve done different besides just not going to pass him at all. Ive tried to find the laes concerning this but am not having any luck. Thank you again for your help.
A: A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I hope you're okay after three vehicle flips. In most jurisdictions, you can't cross a double yellow line to pass. There are limited exceptions for turning into lots or streets. But that's only a general premise. Consider consulting with a Tennessee attorney - with the amount of damages at hand, it's worthwhile to get definitive, state-specific advice. Good luck
A: Yes, under TN law, it is illegal to pass a vehicle by crossing over a solid double yellow line. This case arises under traffic ticket law. You need to discuss with an attorney in your jurisdiction that specializes in this kind of law. Thank you for using Justia, Ask a Lawyer.
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