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6 This act modifies the Motor Vehicle Code to provide passenger limitations for certain young
7 drivers. This act takes effect July 1, 2001.
8 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
10 41-8-3, Utah Code Annotated 1953
11 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
12 Section 1. Section 41-8-3 is enacted to read:
13 41-8-3. Operation of vehicle by persons under 16 and six months -- Passenger
14 limitations -- Exceptions -- Penalties.
15 (1) In addition to the provisions of Title 53, Chapter 3, Uniform Driver License Act, a
16 person, whether resident or nonresident of this state, may not operate a motor vehicle upon any
17 highway of this state with any passenger who is not an immediate family member of the driver
18 until the earlier of:
19 (a) six months from the date the person's driver license was issued; or
20 (b) the person reaches 17 years of age.
21 (2) It is an affirmative defense to a charge under Subsection (1) that the person is operating
22 a motor vehicle:
23 (a) accompanied by a licensed driver at least 21 years of age who is occupying a seat next
24 to the driver; or
25 (b) in an emergency.
26 (3) In addition to any penalties imposed under Title 53, Chapter 3, Uniform Driver License
27 Act, a violation of this section is a class C misdemeanor.
28 Section 2. Effective date.
29 This act takes effect on July 1, 2001.
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-5-00 8:23 AM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.