Virginia Beach Reckless Driving Attorney: § 46.2-857. Driving two abreast in a single lane.

A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives any motor vehicle, including any motorcycle, so as to be abreast of another vehicle in a lane designed for one vehicle, or drives any motor vehicle, including any motorcycle, so as to travel abreast of any other vehicle traveling in a lane designed for one vehicle. However, this section shall not apply to (i) any validly authorized parade, motorcade, or motorcycle escort, or law-enforcement officers driving motorcycles while on official duty; (ii) a motor vehicle traveling in the same lane of traffic as a bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, or moped; nor shall it apply to (iii) any vehicle when lawfully overtaking and passing one or more vehicles traveling in the same direction in a separate lane.

SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE OF TRAVELING ABREAST. –Where evidence supported the trial court’s conclusion that the east-bound lane of avenue on which appellant was driving was designed for one vehicle and officer testified that while a mail truck was stopped at an intersection and as another vehicle was still approaching the intersection, appellant pulled to his right and passed both vehicles in the space normally used for parking on the avenue; evidence supported the trial court’s conclusion that appellant drove his car so as to travel abreast of another vehicle and therefore supported conviction of improper driving in violation of this section. Barbour v. Commonwealth, No. 0123-96-3 (Ct. of Appeals Apr. 15, 1997).