HOUSE BILL No. 4395

 

 

March 19, 2019, Introduced by Reps. Wittenberg, Elder, Kuppa, Manoogian, Sabo, Brixie, LaGrand, Ellison, Peterson, Gay-Dagnogo and Miller and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

 

     A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled

 

"Michigan vehicle code,"

 

by amending section 636 (MCL 257.636), as amended by 2018 PA 279.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 636. (1) The following rules govern the overtaking and

 

passing of vehicles proceeding in the same direction, subject to

 

the limitations, exceptions, and special rules stated in sections

 

637 to 643a:

 

     (a) The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle

 

proceeding in the same direction shall pass at a safe distance to

 

the left of that vehicle, and when safely clear of the overtaken

 

vehicle shall take up a position as near the right-hand edge of the

 

main traveled portion of the highway as is practicable.

 

     (b) Except when overtaking and passing on the right is

 

permitted, the driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give way to the


right in favor of the overtaking vehicle on audible signal and

 

shall not increase the speed of his or her vehicle until completely

 

passed by the overtaking vehicle.

 

     (2) The driver of a motor vehicle overtaking a bicycle

 

proceeding in the same direction shall pass at a safe distance of

 

at least 3 feet to the left of that bicycle or, if it is

 

impracticable to pass the bicycle at a distance of 3 feet to the

 

left, at a safe distance to the left of that bicycle at a safe

 

speed, and when safely clear of the overtaken bicycle shall take up

 

a position as near the right-hand edge of the main traveled portion

 

of the highway as is practicable.

 

     (3) Notwithstanding section 640, if it is safe to do so, the

 

driver of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same

 

direction may overtake and pass the bicycle in a no-passing zone.

 

     (4) 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.