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Passing on the right in CA ...
Well, it just so happens that I've been looking into this subject
myself. Here's some stuff I pulled from the CA DMV website. I've
included a copy of 21756 as it provides an interesting datapoint
on the smelling pistakes thred ... :)
21754. The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass to the
right of another vehicle only under the following conditions:
(a) When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left
(b) Upon a highway within a business or residence district with
unobstructed pavement of sufficient width for two or more lines of
moving vehicles in the direction of travel.
(c) Upon any highway outside of a business or residence district
with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width and clearly marked for
two or more lines of moving traffic in the direction of travel.
(d) Upon a one-way street.
(e) Upon a highway divided into two roadways where traffic is
restricted to one direction upon each of such roadways.
The provisions of this section shall not relieve the driver of a
slow moving vehicle from the duty to drive as closely as practicable
to the right hand edge of the roadway.
21755. The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass another
vehicle upon the right only under conditions permitting such movement
in safety. In no event shall such movement be made by driving off
the paved or main-traveled portion of the roadway.
21756. (a) The driver of a vehicle overtaking any interurban
(b) Where a safety zone has been establilshed or at an
intersection where traffic is controlled by an officer or a traffic
estab lil shed <= applies to unabomber case ... :)