Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 3. Vehicle Operating Requirements

Overtaking Vehicle On Right

61-8-324. Overtaking vehicle on right. (1) The operator of a vehicle may overtake and pass on the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions:

(a) when the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn; or

(b) on a roadway with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width for two or more lanes of vehicles moving lawfully in the direction being traveled by the overtaking vehicle.

(2) The operator of a vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle on the right only under conditions permitting safe movement. The movement may not be made by driving off the pavement or main-traveled portion of the roadway, except that a person operating a bicycle may pass on the shoulder, provided the movement may be done in safety.

History: En. Sec. 51, Ch. 263, L. 1955; R.C.M. 1947, 32-2154; amd. Sec. 8, Ch. 352, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 255, L. 2015.