Safe passing is the law 1 before passing you must

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SAFE PASSING IS THE LAW 1. Before passing, you must first decide whether you can maneuver around the bicyclist. Be sure to check for oncoming traffic. When passing, you must allow at least four (4) feet between your vehicle and a bicycle in order to pass safely. If necessary and if you can do it safely, you are permitted to cross the center double yellow line so you can maintain the four (4) feet of clearance between your vehicle and the bicycle. 2. Unless making a left turn, bicyclists traveling more slowly than passing vehicles must keep to the right side of the roadway and must travel in the same direction as the rest of traffic. However, this requirement is waived on roads with a single lane in each direction. 3. When there is only one travel lane, bicyclists may use any portion of the lane to avoid hazards on the roadway, including keeping a safe distance from stopped and parked cars. 4. Drivers cannot turn into the path of a bicyclist who is riding straight ahead on a roadway or shoulder. 5. You cannot force a bicyclist off the road. If you do this, you may face criminal charges. 6. Bicyclists are considered to be vehicle operators and are expected to obey all traffic laws; however, they may travel at less than the posted minimum speed and may not be cited for impeding traffic. Bicyclists may operate on a shoulder or berm, but are not required to do so. For more information, the Pennsylvania Bicycle Driver's Manual (PUB 380) can be found at:
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Chapter 5 - Laws and Important Issues PA Driver’s Manual - 91 - ANTI-TEXTING LAW The law went into effect March 8, 2012, and violating the law is a primary, summary offense with convictions carrying a $50 fine. What the Law Does Defines an Interactive Wireless Communication Device (IWCD) as a wireless phone, personal digital assistant, smart phone, portable or mobile computer or similar devices that can be used for texting, instant messaging, emailing or browsing the Internet. Defines a text-based communication as a text message, instant message, email or other written communication composed or received on an IWCD. Makes clear that this law supersedes and preempts any local ordinances restricting the use of interactive wireless devices by drivers. The law does not authorize the seizure of an IWCD. The texting ban does not include the use of a GPS device, a system or device that is physically or electronically integrated into the vehicle, or a communications device that is affixed to a mass transit vehicle, bus or school bus. OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC-CONTROL DEVICES WARNING OF HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS LAW This law, which went into effect on September 6, 2012, makes it illegal to drive around or through signs or traffic control devices closing a road or highway due to hazardous conditions, like flooded roadways. A conviction for violation of this law results in 2 points added to your driving record and a fine of up to $250. Additionally, if emergency responders are called out because of your actions, the fine is increased to up to $500 and you will be held liable for repaying the emergency response costs.
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  • Spring '17
  • sam smith
  • English

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