When you change lanes or want to overtake another vehicle, first make sure you have enough space and time to perform the maneuver safely.
A lot of drivers ask if they can change lanes in an intersection. Laws in each state may vary. But the short and safe answer is: DON’T!
Intersections are meant to be kept open so that vehicles from any direction can pass without any obstructions. Besides, intersections tend to be busy and most drivers want to keep looking ahead when crossing it.
If you really want to change lanes, wait until you are on the other side. Follow the tips below when changing lanes.
Lane change refers to the maneuver that allows you to move your vehicle from one lane to another on a road that has at least two lanes in the same direction. You can do this to overtake another vehicle or to avoid a parked vehicle or when the driver in front of you is slowing down to make a turn at an intersection.
Never change lanes without having correctly signaled your intention and make sure the maneuver can be done safely.