Utah Drivers Might Soon Be Able to Run Red Lights

Utah drivers might soon be able to run red lights under certain conditions, thanks to a bill that passed through the state’s House of Representatives on Monday.

The state Senate will now consider the legislation, which would allow drivers to pass through red lights on highways with a speed limit of 55 miles per hour or lower after coming to a complete stop for at least 90 seconds.

The bill adds that the driver must also reasonably determine that the stoplight has not detected their presence, that no other vehicles are approaching the intersection and that no other safety hazards are present.

Republican Utah Rep. Ken Ivory, who sponsored the bill, calls the the legislation a “common-sense solution” that would prevent people from getting stuck at traffic lights that aren’t working properly.