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Vehicle Laws - Operation of Vehicle When Approaching a Tow Truck

Sponsored by:

Senator Jacobs


Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)

Synopsis:Requiring drivers approaching properly registered tow trucks that are stopped, standing, or parked on a highway and using specified visual signals, unless otherwise directed by a police officer or traffic control device, to change lanes into an available lane not immediately adjacent to the tow truck under specified circumstances, or to slow to a reasonable and prudent speed that is safe for existing weather, road, and vehicular or pedestrian traffic conditions.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Jacobs and Simonaire
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0436
Introduced in a prior session as: SB0378 Session: 2013 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Pre-Filed
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2014
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Broad Subject(s):Vehicle Laws - Rules of the Road
Narrow Subject(s):Highways
Motor Vehicles -see also- Aband Veh; Ambulances; Buses; etc.
Motor Vehicle Operation
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety
Traffic Regulation

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October 24, 2017 1:54 P.M.