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Ask NOW: Can cars go over grass in order to pass on the right?

A reader wondered if motorists are allowed to pass on the right of a car if it means driving over grass on streets like Gebhardt Road.

A reader wondered if motorists are allowed to pass on the right of a car if it means driving over grass on streets like Gebhardt Road. Photo By Geoff Bruce

May 21, 2014

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Can cars go over grass in order to pass on the right?

Question: Two weeks ago, a reader asked for clarification on what is allowed when he is behind a left-turning car that has stopped to wait for oncoming traffic. The response was that it is OK for drivers to cross into the shoulder or bike lane in order to go around a left-turning vehicle.

Kenneth Kern would like to know if cars are allowed to physically go off of the road in order to complete this maneuver. Kern expressed concern particularly with Gebhardt Road, where he has seen drivers leaving the pavement and going over grassy areas in order to pass.

Response: The answer is no.

Brookfield Police Captain Jim Adlam says that cars are not allowed to physically go off of the road while passing on the right.

Adlam noted that going onto the gravel that may line the side of a street is allowable, as it is considered part of the roadway; however, any further can result in a traffic citation.

"If they're going onto the grass, it's not allowed," Adlam said.

Email your question to Geoff Bruce at gbruce@jrn.com.

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