NCDOT: Passing Bicycle In No Passing Zone Changes Now In Effect

Last Updated on July 31, 2017 4:21 pm

Key bicycle law changes are now in effect under House Bill 959, according to NCDOT.

Drivers must follow these rules to lawfully pass a bicycle or moped in a no passing area:

  • You can only pass a bicycle or moped,
  • The bicycle or moped must be headed in the same direction as the vehicle,
  • The driver must provide at least four feet between themselves and the bicycle/moped or fully enter the left lane,
  • Don’t pass when the bicycle or moped is signaling a left turn.

At night, bicycle riders must have:

  • A lighted lamp on the bicycle’s front visible from at least 300 feet,
  • A red light on the back of the bicycle,
  • Or wear reflective clothing/vest visible from 300 feet.

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