291C-44 When overtaking on the right is permitted. (a) [Repeal and reenactment on December 31, 2020. L 2018, c 218, 9.] The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass upon the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions:

(1) When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn;

(2) Upon a street or highway with unobstructed pavement not occupied by parked vehicles of sufficient width for and with lanes marked for two or more lines of moving vehicles in each direction;

(3) Upon a one-way street, or upon any roadway on which traffic is restricted to one direction of movement, where the roadway is free from obstructions and of sufficient width for two or more lines of moving vehicles; or

(4) When the driver of a two-wheeled motorcycle overtakes a stopped vehicle by maneuvering onto and driving upon a designated shoulder in a manner pursuant to section 291C-54(b).

(b) The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right only under conditions permitting such movement in safety. In no event shall such movement be made by driving off the pavement or main-traveled portion of the roadway. [L 1971, c 150, pt of 1; am L 2018, c 218, 3]



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