There is a newer version of the New York Laws
2021 New York Laws
VAT - Vehicle and Traffic
Title 7 - Rules of the Road
Article 25 - Driving on Right Side of Roadway, Overtaking and Passing, Etc.
1122 - Overtaking a Vehicle on the Left.
Universal Citation: NY Veh & Traf L § 1122 (2021)
§ 1122. Overtaking a vehicle on the left. The following rules shall govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles proceeding in the same direction, subject to those limitations, exceptions, and special rules hereinafter stated:
(a) The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left thereof at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle.
(b) Except when overtaking and passing on the right is permitted, the driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle on audible signal and shall not increase the speed of his vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
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