Our Coconut Creek traffic lawyers have learned that the signage in an area of the Sawgrass Expressway is creating confusion among drivers. One Florida motorist from Lake Worth even got a $165 traffic ticket after following instructions to “keep right,” then crossing the white line to head north on the turnpike because her lane was not on the right. She was cited for driving through a safety zone.
The woman fought the ticket in court, arguing that the tollbooth canopy blocked her view of overhead signs instructing drivers which lane they should be in. A judge will determine if the ticket still stands.
No statistics were available how many other drivers had been cited for improper lane changes in the area, turnpike authorities say they are aware of a problem and are examining ways to improve electronic signs above the plaza to make lane information more clear.
Source: Sawgrass drivers find Deerfield toll plaza confusing, The South Florida Sun Sentinel, November 13, 2010
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