SB-1076, As Passed Senate, October 20, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBSTITUTE FOR

 

SENATE BILL NO. 1076

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled

 

"Michigan vehicle code,"

 

by amending section 637 (MCL 257.637).

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 637. (1) The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass

 

upon the right of another vehicle only if 1 or more of the

 

following conditions exist:

 

     (a) When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a

 

left turn.

 

     (b) Upon a street or highway with unobstructed pavement not

 

occupied by parked vehicles of sufficient width for 2 or more lines

 

of moving vehicles in each direction and when the vehicles are

 

moving in substantially continuous lanes of traffic.

 

     (c) Upon a 1-way street, or upon a roadway on which traffic is

 


restricted to 1 direction of movement, where the roadway is free

 

from obstructions and of sufficient width for 2 or more lines of

 

moving vehicles and when the vehicles are moving in substantially

 

continuous lanes of traffic.

 

     (2) The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass another

 

vehicle upon the right only under conditions permitting the

 

overtaking and passing in safety. The driver of a vehicle shall not

 

overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right by driving off the

 

pavement or main-traveled portion of the roadway.

 

     (3) The driver of a motor vehicle overtaking a bicycle shall,

 

when otherwise permitted by this section, pass at a safe distance

 

of at least 5 feet to the right of that bicycle.

 

     (4) (3) A person who violates this section is responsible for

 

a civil infraction.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.