"While the plaintiffs allege, and offered evidence tending to show that the driver of the truck of defendant failed to observe the requirements of statute G.S. 20-151, in respect to giving way to overtaking vehicle, and G.S. 20-153 in respect to turning at intersection, and G.S. 20-154 in respect to signals on turning from a direct line, the evidence offered by plaintiffs is equally clear in showing that the collision occurred when plaintiff, Eleanor Cole, was attempting to overtake and pass the truck proceeding in the same direction at an intersection of highway, without permission so to do by a traffic or police officer, — -in violation of provisions of G.S. 20-150 (c), limiting the “privilege on overtaking and passing,” as averred by defendant. Such violation of the statute is negligence per se, Murray v. R. R. Co., 218 N.C. 392, 11 S.E. 2d 326; Donivant v. Swaim, 229 N.C. 114, 47 S.E. 2d 707. Defendant pleads it, among other things, as contributory negligence. And on this record it is clear that such negligence on the part of plaintiff contributed to the injury as the proximate cause, or one of the proximate causes of the •collision, and its consequences. This is sufficient to bar plaintiffs’ right to recover. See Austin v. Overton, 222 N.C. 89, 21 S.E. 2d 887.
Thus upon careful consideration thereof, the evidence shown in the record on this appeal indicates that the judgments as of nonsuit were properly entered.
Hence, the judgments are