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2018 SESSION

18104182D
HOUSE BILL NO. 308
Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled January 3, 2018
A BILL to amend and reenact 46.2-841 of the Code of Virginia, relating to passing in a bicycle lane.
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Patron-- Watts
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Referred to Committee on Transportation
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That 46.2-841 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

46.2-841. When overtaking vehicle may pass on right.

A. The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass to the right of another vehicle only:

1. When the overtaken vehicle is making or about to make a left turn, and its driver has given the required signal;

2. On a highway with unobstructed pavement, not occupied by parked vehicles, of sufficient width for two or more lines of moving vehicles in each direction;

3. On a one-way street or on any one-way roadway when the roadway is free from obstructions and of sufficient width for two or more lines of moving vehicles.

B. The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle on the right only under conditions permitting such movement in safety. Except where driving on paved shoulders is permitted by lawfully placed signs, no such movement shall be made by driving on the shoulder of the highway or off the pavement or main traveled portion of the roadway.

C. Notwithstanding subsections A and B, nothing in this section shall permit a motor vehicle to cross a solid line designating a bicycle lane to pass or attempt to pass another vehicle.