Senator Merrifield explained SB18-140 concerning the penalties imposed on the driver of a motor vehicle who causes at least serious physical injuries to a vulnerable road user. He discussed vulnerable road users, such as bikers and pedestrians. He also reported that bicyclists are disproportionately the subjects of hit and runs.
He distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
The committee discussed biker responsibilities and associated laws.
Senator Merrifield reiterated that the bill only impacts motor vehicle drivers who are found to be careless.