Safe Passing United States

Safe Passing Laws by State and Territory

Arizona, enacted 2000

Arizona 2000 A Safe Distance A Safe Distance HB2625




Arkansas 2007 3 ft 3 ft ACT681/HB2511


Colorado 2009 3 ft 3 ft SB148





States that have no safe passing laws or ordinances

Alaska, California, Washington D.C., Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

* Utah wording: 
An operator of a motor vehicle may not knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly operate a motor vehicle within three feet of a moving bicycle, unless the operator of the motor vehicle operates the motor vehicle within a reasonable and safe distance of the bicycle.


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