Utah HB 149 – Traffic Code Amendments

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Traffic Code Amendments

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UPDATE March 21, 2019: The Governor Signed in Lieutenant Governor’s office for filing

UPDATE March 1, 2019: House concurs with Senate amendment. Speaker signed bill; sent for enrolling in Legislative Research and General Counsel.

UPDATE February 28, 2019: Passed third reading in Senate, sent back to House.

UPDATE February 21, 2019: Referred to Senate standing committee on Transportation.

UPDATE February 6, 2019: The House Committee made a favorable vote of 10-0 to pass.

HB 149 was introduced to the Utah House on January 29, 2019. It has been referred to the House Transportation Committee which did not consider the bill.

The bill would amend the Utah Traffic Code to permit lane splitting by motorcyclists. It defines lane splitting as when operating a motorcycle other than an autocycle, the act of overtaking and passing another vehicle in the same direction of travel in the same lane.

Lane splitting, when done responsibly by the motorcyclist, can improve the efficiency of traffic flow and reduce travel times for those traveling by motorcycle.


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