I came across this from Ontario's Highway Traffic Act. Does 148(6) suggest that I can't take the lane if it's impeding faster traffic? It's news to me. Is this a common provision in other jurisdictions? Can anyone explain what 'turn out to the right' actually means?
Rules for Passing
According to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, vehicles travelling on Ontario's roadways must pass each other safely. Faster vehicles must yield to slower moving vehicles on the road. All vehicles must appropriately position themselves for safe passing.
Section 148(6), states "Every person on a bicycle or motor assisted bicycle who is overtaken by a vehicle or equestrian travelling at a greater speed shall turn out to the right and allow the vehicle or equestrian to pass and the vehicle or equestrian overtaking shall turn out to the left so far as may be necessary to avoid a collision."
Section 148(8), states "No person in charge of a vehicle shall pass or attempt to pass another vehicle going in the same direction on a highway unless the roadway, (a) in front of and to the left of the vehicle to be passed is safely free from approaching traffic; and (b) to the left of the vehicle passing or attempting to pass is safely free from overtaking traffic."