Re: 21755 Passing Safely on Shoulder
(a) The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right only under conditions permitting that movement in safety. In no event shall that movement be made by driving off the paved or main-traveled portion of the roadway.
(b) This section does not prohibit the use of a bicycle in a bicycle lane or on a shoulder.
That "in no event (meaning NEVER) are you to drive off the main traveled portion of the roadway" (meaning the area to the right of the white line) is going to kill your argument about "I did it safely and the cop agreed"!
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!