The following rules shall govern when a vehicle overtakes and passes, on the left, a vehicle proceeding in the same direction:
(a) The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall not pass the overtaking vehicle on the right.
(b) The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left thereof at a safe distance and may not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle.
(c) 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 vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
(d) No vehicle may be driven to the left side of the center line of a roadway in overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction unless such left side is clearly visible and is free of oncoming traffic for a sufficient distance ahead to permit such overtaking and passing to be completely made without interfering with the normal operation of any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction, or any vehicle overtaken. In any event, the overtaking vehicle must return to the right-hand side of the roadway before coming within 100 feet of any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction.
(e) No vehicle may at any time be driven to the left side of the roadway under the following conditions:
(1) when approaching the crest of a grade upon a curve in the highway, where the driver’s view is obstructed within such distance as to create a hazard in the event another vehicle might approach from the opposite direction;
(2) when the view is obstructional upon approaching any bridge, building, tree or natural obstruction;
(3) when within 100 feet of or traversing any intersection;
(4) when prohibited by any official traffic-control device.History: 1972, PL 12-65 § 1.