2018 New York Laws
VAT - Vehicle and Traffic
Title 7 - Rules of the Road
Article 34-A - Operation of Motorcycles
1252 - Operating Motorcycles on Roadways Laned for Traffic.

Universal Citation: NY Veh & Traf L § 1252 (2018)

§ 1252. Operating motorcycles on roadways laned for traffic. (a) All motorcycles are entitled to full use of a lane and no motor vehicle or motorcycle shall be driven in such a manner as to deprive any motorcycle of the full use of a lane. However, this subsection shall not be construed to prevent motorcycles from being operated two abreast in a single lane.

(b) The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken.

(c) No person shall operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.

(d) Motorcycles shall not be operated more than two abreast in a single lane.

(e) Subsections (b) and (c) shall not apply to police officers in the performance of their official duties.


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