Old 11-30-09, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Treespeed View Post
Do you honk at every car you pass when driving too? If you can't pass another rider safely that sounds like your problem.
If you're passing with only one lane each direction, the law in most states does specify honking before passing.

Most motorists don't bother, and it doesn't usually result in an accident, but if you want the overtaken car to have the burden of staying to the right and not increasing speed while you pass, then yes, you're supposed to provide an audible signal before overtaking.

Whether this is a legal requirement for cyclists varies by jurisdiction -- an audible signal when overtaking pedestrians or cyclists is required on most of the bicycle paths and multi-use paths I use, but not all of them.
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