Utah Lawmakers balk, for now, at plan to allow cars to run red lights when the coast is clear (HB151)

Lawmakers tapped the brakes Tuesday on a bill to allow cars to run red lights legally, if the coast is clear at times of extremely low traffic.

Amid sirens of warning from the Utah Highway Patrol and state Department of Transportation, the House Transportation Committee decided to hold HB151 for more work — before possibly giving it a green light later.