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Title Motorcycle Lane Filtering & Passing
Status Governor Signed (04/04/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors J. Mabrey (D)
R. Weinberg (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Smallwood (R)
N. Hinrichsen (D)
House Committee Transportation, Housing and Local Government
Senate Committee Transportation and Energy
Date Introduced 01/22/2024

The bill authorizes a 2-wheeled motorcycle to overtake or pass
another motor vehicle in the same lane if:
  • The other motor vehicle is stopped or moving in the same
direction of travel as the motorcycle;
  • The road has lanes wide enough to pass safely;
  • The motorcycle is moving at 20 miles per hour or less; and
  • Conditions permit prudent operation of the motorcycle
while overtaking or passing.
A motorcycle rider overtaking or passing under the bill must not overtake
or pass:
  • On the right shoulder;
  • To the right of a vehicle in the farthest right-hand lane if
the highway is not limited access; or
  • In a lane of traffic moving in the opposite direction.

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