2006 Code of Virginia § 46.2-841 - When overtaking vehicle may pass on right

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

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

1. When the overtaken vehicle is making or about to make a left turn, and itsdriver 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 eachdirection;

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

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

(Code 1950, 46-226; 1952, c. 666; 1958, c. 541, 46.1-210; 1985, c. 481;1989, c. 727.)


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