Greensboro Criminal Attorney Speaks About Bicyclist Safety Updated in North Carolina Traffic Laws

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Greensboro Criminal Attorney Speaks About Bicyclist Safety Updated in North Carolina Traffic Laws:

Effective October 1, 2016, motorists may pass bicycles in no passing zones if the following conditions are met:

  • The slower moving vehicle to be passed is a bicycle or moped;
  • The slower moving vehicle is proceeding in the same direction as the faster moving vehicle;
  • The driver of the fast moving vehicle either (i) provides a minimum of four feet between the fast moving vehicle and the slower moving vehicle, or (ii) completely enters the left lane of the highway; and
  • The operator of the slower vehicle is not (i) making a left turn, or (ii) signaling that he intends to make a left turn

This amendment corresponds with N.C. Gen. Stat. § 20-150, which can be read here.

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