What You Need To Know About Improper Passing

In Pennsylvania, you can be cited for improper passing if you do not:

  • Pass to the left of the other vehicle, unless right passing is permitted on that road
  • Stay on the left until the other vehicle is safely overtaken
  • Pass or pull in at a safe distance

If your vehicle is being passed, you can be cited if you increase your speed and do not give way.

You are also not allowed to pass other vehicles in no-passing zones.


  • If you are found guilty of improper passing on the left, three points will be added to your driving record.
  • Improper passing on the right adds three points.
  • Improper passing where the overtaken vehicle does not maintain speed is three points.
  • Improper passing on a hill will add four points.
  • Improper passing at a railroad crossing or intersection is three points.
  • Improper passing at a bridge or tunnel is three points.
  • Improper passing in a no-passing zone is three points.

What To Do If The Police Pull You Over

  • Turn the ignition off but don’t get out of the car.
  • Don’t argue with the police officer or get angry.
  • Be polite.

How A Lawyer Will Help

When you are up against a traffic violation, you need an attorney who will stand by you every step of the way, work hard to discredit any evidence – and work with you to determine your best course of action.

Pennsylvania Traffic Violation Law

Traffic violation is described and defined under The Pennsylvania Code under Title 75. Read the code here.

Questions? Contact us today.

Based on the evidence, Fienman Defense will try to get your traffic violation charges dismissed or lowered. Should the case go to a hearing or trial, we will fight to present the strongest defense possible for your situation.