Title 53 Chapter 3 Section 202

Public Safety Code
Uniform Driver License Act
Section 202
Drivers must be licensed -- Taxicab endorsement -- Violation.

            

53-3-202.   Drivers must be licensed -- Taxicab endorsement -- Violation.

            (1) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on a highway in this state unless the person is:

            (a) granted the privilege to operate a motor vehicle by being licensed as a driver by the division under this chapter;

            (b) driving an official United States Government class D motor vehicle with a valid United States Government driver permit or license for that type of vehicle;

            (c) driving a road roller, road machinery, or any farm tractor or implement of husbandry temporarily drawn, moved, or propelled on the highways;

            (d) a nonresident who is at least 16 years of age and younger than 18 years of age who has in the nonresident's immediate possession a valid license certificate issued to the nonresident in the nonresident's home state or country and is driving in the class or classes identified on the home state license certificate, except those persons referred to in Part 6, Drivers' License Compact, of this chapter;

            (e) a nonresident who is at least 18 years of age and who has in the nonresident's immediate possession a valid license certificate issued to the nonresident in the nonresident's home state or country if driving in the class or classes identified on the home state license certificate, except those persons referred to in Part 6, Drivers' License Compact, of this chapter;

            (f) driving under a learner permit in accordance with Section 53-3-210.5;

            (g) driving with a temporary license certificate issued in accordance with Section 53-3-207; or

            (h) exempt under Title 41, Chapter 22, Off-Highway Vehicles.

            (2) A person may not drive or, while within the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle, exercise any degree or form of physical control of a motor vehicle being towed by a motor vehicle upon a highway unless the person:

            (a) holds a valid license issued under this chapter for the type or class of motor vehicle being towed; or

            (b) is exempted under either Subsection (1)(b) or (1)(c).

            (3) A person may not drive a motor vehicle as a taxicab on a highway of this state unless the person has a taxicab endorsement issued by the division on his license certificate.

            (4) (a) Except as provided in Subsections (4)(b) and (c), a person may not operate:

            (i) a motorcycle unless the person has a valid class D driver license and a motorcycle endorsement issued under this chapter;

            (ii) a street legal all-terrain vehicle unless the person has a valid class D driver license; or

            (iii) a motor-driven cycle unless the person has a valid class D driver license and a motorcycle endorsement issued under this chapter.

            (b) A person operating a moped, as defined in Section 41-6a-102, or an electric assisted bicycle, as defined in Section 41-6a-102, is not required to have a motorcycle endorsement issued under this chapter.

            (c) A person is not required to have a valid class D driver license if the person is:

            (i) operating a motor assisted scooter, as defined in Section 41-6a-102, in accordance with Section 41-6a-1115; or

            (ii) operating an electric personal assistive mobility device, as defined in Section 41-6a-102, in accordance with Section 41-6a-1116.

            (5) A person who violates this section is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.


Amended by Chapter 253, 2009 General Session