Operation of Motorcycle Abreast, Illegal Passing

Motorcycles have all the rights that cars have when driving on any road or highway. This includes the use of a single lane at one time. But just like for cars, it is against the law for motorcycle drivers to weave in and out of lanes. This is the case even in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Doing this makes a motorcycle driver vulnerable to a ticket for operation of motorcycles abreast, illegal passing. If you have been charged with this motor vehicle violation in Connecticut, read on for information that you need to know. Here, I will discuss motorcycle rules and the consequences that you may face if you get this ticket.

Motorcycle Rules

As mentioned above, motorcycles need to stay in one lane. They have to properly signal before changing lanes, and they can’t weave in and out of lanes. While this may be tempting and seem safe to do on a motorcycle, it is a motor vehicle violation. It is also against the law for a motorcycle to overtake and pass another vehicle in the same traffic lane. It is important to keep in mind that when operating a motorcycle, passing on the car’s right side, or using a shoulder of the road or highway to overtake and pass another vehicle. This is not only illegal, but it is also dangerous for the driver and any other drivers on the road. 

A violation for illegal passing while operating a motorcycle can result in a motor vehicle ticket, fines, a violation on one’s driving history, as well as one point assessed against a person’s driver’s license. If you have received a traffic ticket for illegal passing while operating a motorcycle, call Mr. Speeding Ticket to speak with someone who can help you. One of our attorneys can give you the pros and cons of fighting your ticket in court. If you do decide to fight your ticket, we can represent you. We handle tickets in every courthouse in the state. No matter where you need to go to court, we can be there for you.

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