2016 Tennessee Code
Title 55 - Motor and Other Vehicles
Chapter 8 - Operation of Vehicles -- Rules of the Road
Part 1 - Operation of Vehicles -- Rules of the Road
§ 55-8-182. Operation of motorcycles on laned roadways.

TN Code § 55-8-182 (2016) What's This?

(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) Motorcycles that are autocycles shall not be operated more than two (2) abreast in a single lane.

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

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