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SB19-175

Serious Bodily Injury Vulnerable Road User Penalties

Concerning the penalties imposed on the driver of a motor vehicle who causes serious bodily injury to a vulnerable road user, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subject:
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

The bill makes it a class 1 traffic misdemeanor when careless driving of a motor vehicle causes serious bodily injury to a vulnerable road user. The bill allows the court to require the violator to attend a driver improvement course, and to require the violator to perform useful public service. The bill also subjects a violator to a restitution order and a license suspension of one year. However, the department of revenue shall consider whether to issue a restricted license to a person convicted of careless driving of a motor vehicle that causes serious bodily injury to a vulnerable road user if the person is required to drive a motor vehicle to and from his or her place of employment or to perform duties within the course of his or her employment.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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