2021 Indiana Code
Title 9. Motor Vehicles
Article 21. Traffic Regulation
Chapter 8. Vehicle Operation
9-21-8-5. Overtaking and Passing; Limitations; Exceptions

Universal Citation: IN Code § 9-21-8-5 (2021)

Sec. 5. The following rules govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles proceeding in the same direction, subject to the limitations, exceptions, and special rules stated:

(1) A person who drives a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left of the other vehicle at a safe distance and may not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle.

(2) Except when overtaking and passing on the right is permitted, a person who drives an overtaken vehicle shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle on audible signal and may not increase the speed of the overtaken vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.

(3) The operator of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle or electric bicycle shall:

(A) allow at least three (3) feet of clearance between the vehicle and the bicycle; and

(B) not return the vehicle to the vehicle's original lane of travel until the vehicle is safely clear of the bicycle.

(4) The operator of a vehicle may pass a bicycle or electric bicycle traveling in the same direction in a no passing zone when it is safe to do so, if the operator of the overtaking motor vehicle complies with subdivisions (1) and (3).

[Pre-1991 Recodification Citation: 9-4-1-66.]

As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9. Amended by P.L.206-2019, SEC.10.

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