Florida Traffic Laws – When Is Overtaking or Passing on the Right Side Permitted?

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Florida drivers are permitted to overtake and pass on the right side of another vehicle only under the following conditions:
1. When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn;
2. When traveling upon a street or highway with unobstructed pavement not occupied by parked vehicles;
3. When traveling upon a one-way street, or upon any roadway on which traffic is restricted to one direction of movement, where the roadway is free from obstructions.
Florida drivers are permitted to overtake and pass other vehicles on the right only in certain conditions. However, the movement of overtaking and passing shall never be done if such movement requires the driver to travel off the pavement or main-traveled portion of the roadway.
A violation of section 316.084 – When Overtaking on the Right is Permitted, Florida Statutes, is deemed a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation.

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