(a) No vehicle shall overtake another vehicle proceeding in the same direction on an undivided two-way roadway when such overtaking shall require the overtaking vehicle to be driven on the left side of the center of the roadway unless the left side is clearly visible for a distance sufficient to accomplish such overtaking and is free from oncoming traffic for a distance sufficient to:
(1) Permit the overtaking vehicle to return to an authorized lane of traffic before coming within two hundred (200) feet of any approaching vehicle; and
(2) Permit the overtaking vehicle to be safely clear of the overtaken vehicle while returning to the authorized lane of travel as provided in this chapter.
(b) After completing such overtaking, the overtaking vehicle shall return to the authorized lane of travel as soon as practicable.
(c) Any such overtaking shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter.
(d) The provisions of this section shall not permit the crossing of the centerline of an undivided highway providing for two (2) or more lanes of traffic in each direction for the purpose of overtaking and passing another vehicle.
Source: Code 1962, § 10-7-4
State law reference--Similar provisions, R.R.S. 1943, 60-6,129 to 60-6,139.
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