Hopped over to Bikes.SE to read the claim that "In some Jurisdictions, it is legal for bikes to pass on the right."
Is this even true?
If it is true, then I'd like to know if the following event I witnessed was a violation by the car.
Car and Bike going straight on two lane road, speed limit 45mph. Car passes bike, bike is far enough over to the right that this happens without issue or incident. (I'm behind both, FYI). Car sees red stoplight, and pulls so close to the curb so as to make passing on the right impossible for the bike before stopping. Bike stops behind car. Light turns green, both car and bike proceed straight.
Did the car commit an in motion violation?
My general thought is that bikes are supposed to follow the same traffic laws as the rest of the gas guzzlers and Teslas out there. From that POV, passing on the right is a no-no. If it had been a motorcycle, or some weirdly thin car which had attempted to do this, I think the driver would have been prudent to position their own vehicle in a way to prevent future conflict (Two cars in same lane going in same direction).
Even if there is some law in some jurisdictions which allows for this (IMO dangerous) behavior, I still don't think the car did anything wrong, it's akin to changing lanes from left to right to prevent a school bus from potentially getting around you to the stop first. Nothing illegal in a lane change, even if it is jerkish to the SB.
But since I've already been surprised by one bike related law which makes no sense to me, I thought I'd post this question. Does anyone know of any laws or precedents which makes the described behavior illegal?
One last note: This question is here instead of Bikes.SE because I'm concerned with the law, and I believe I can reasonably predict that a Bikes.SE response will likely try to claim that bikes have the right to overtake cars on the right at all times (since this claim was made in a question about overtaking a car turning right on the right).
Jurisdiction is Yourstate, USA