2010 Tennessee Code
Title 55 - Motor and Other Vehicles
Chapter 8 - Operation of VehiclesRules of the Road
55-8-182 - Operation of motorcycles on laned roadways.

55-8-182. Operation of motorcycles on laned roadways.

(a)  All motorcycles are entitled to full use of a lane and no motor vehicle shall be driven in a manner that deprives any motorcycle of the full use of a lane. This subsection (a) shall not apply to motorcycles operated two (2) 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 (2) abreast in a single lane.

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

[Acts 1976, ch. 758, § 5; T.C.A., § 59-883.]  

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