Bicyclist’s Status – Traffic laws apply to people riding bicycles. Bicyclists riding on a roadway are granted all of the rights and are subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle, with certain exceptions. (14-286a)
Lane Positioning – When riding on roadways, bicyclists are to ride as near to the right side of the roadway as is safe, as judged by the bicyclist, except:
Riding Two Abreast – This is permitted as long as it does not impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic. Riding more than two abreast is prohibited except on paths or roadways for the exclusive use of bicycles. (14-286b)
Hand Signals – Bicyclists are required to give the same turn signals as motorists, with the exception that a right turn may be indicated by extending the right hand and arm horizontally. Signals need not be given continuously. (14-286c)
Vehicles Passing Bicycles – Safe passing distance means not less than three feet when the driver of a vehicle overtakes and passes a bicyclist (14-232). Drivers must take care when passing a bicyclist proceeding in the same direction to avoid turning right and impeding the travel of the person riding the bicycle (14-242). A driver may pass a bicycle in a no-passing zone if such overtaking and passing can be done safely (14-234, as amended by PA15-41).