(1)  A person operating a bicycle or a moped on a roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing shall ride as near as practicable to the right-hand edge of the roadway except when:

Terms Used In Utah Code 41-6a-1105

  • Bicycle: includes an electric assisted bicycle. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Highway: means the entire width between property lines of every way or place of any nature when any part of it is open to the use of the public as a matter of right for vehicular travel. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Intersection: means the area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curblines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two or more highways which join one another. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Moped: includes a motor assisted scooter. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Person: means every natural person, firm, copartnership, association, or corporation. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Private road or driveway: means every way or place in private ownership and used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having express or implied permission from the owner, but not by other persons. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Road: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Roadway: means that portion of highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Traffic: means pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for the purpose of travel. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Traffic-control device: means a sign, signal, marking, or device not inconsistent with this chapter placed or erected by a highway authority for the purpose of regulating, warning, or guiding traffic. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Vehicle: means a device in, on, or by which a person or property is or may be transported or drawn on a highway, except devices used exclusively on stationary rails or tracks. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
(a)  overtaking and passing another bicycle or vehicle proceeding in the same direction;

(b)  preparing to make a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway;

(c)  traveling straight through an intersection that has a right-turn only lane that is in conflict with the straight through movement; or

(d)  reasonably necessary to avoid conditions that make it unsafe to continue along the right-hand edge of the roadway including:

(i)  fixed or moving objects;

(ii)  parked or moving vehicles;

(iii)  bicycles;

(iv)  pedestrians;

(v)  animals;

(vi)  surface hazards; or

(vii)  a lane that is too narrow for a bicycle and a vehicle to travel safely side by side within the lane.

(2)  A person operating a bicycle or moped on a highway shall operate in the designated direction of traffic.


(a)  A person riding a bicycle or moped on a roadway may not ride more than two abreast with another person except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.

(b)  If allowed under Subsection (3)(a), a person riding two abreast with another person may not impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic and shall ride within a single lane.

(4)  If a usable path for bicycles has been provided adjacent to a roadway, a bicycle rider may be directed by a traffic-control device to use the path and not the roadway.

Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 2, 2005 General Session