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HB20-1145

Move Over Or Slow Down For Official Vehicle

Concerning the safety consequences of a driver passing an official vehicle that displays a warning light.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subjects:
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

Current law requires a driver who is overtaking an emergency vehicle, tow vehicle, or public utility vehicle that is parked on the side of the road to reduce and maintain a safe speed. The bill requires:

  • The driver to slow down to 25 miles per hour if the speed limit is less than 45 miles per hour; or
  • The driver to slow down at least 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit if the speed limit is 45 miles per hour or more.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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