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H.B. 260





Chief Sponsor: Lee B. Perry

Senate Sponsor: ____________

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Transportation Code by amending provisions relating to
             10      pedestrians on certain highways.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    provides that a pedestrian may not walk along or on a freeway or a limited access
             14      highway except during an emergency; and
             15          .    makes technical changes.
             16      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22          41-6a-1009, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 159
             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 41-6a-1009 is amended to read:
             26           41-6a-1009. Use of roadway by pedestrians -- Prohibited activities.
             27          (1) Where there is a sidewalk provided and its use is practicable, a pedestrian may not

             28      walk along or on an adjacent roadway.
             29          (2) Where a sidewalk is not provided, a pedestrian walking along or on a highway shall
             30      walk only on the shoulder, as far as practicable from the edge of the roadway.
             31          (3) Where a sidewalk or a shoulder is not available, a pedestrian walking along or on a
             32      highway shall:
             33          (a) walk as near as practicable to the outside edge of the roadway; and
             34          (b) if on a two-way roadway, walk only on the left side of the roadway facing traffic.
             35          (4) A person may not sit, stand, or loiter on or near a roadway for the purpose of
             36      soliciting from the occupant of a vehicle:
             37          (a) a ride;
             38          (b) contributions;
             39          (c) employment;
             40          (d) the parking, watching, or guarding of a vehicle; or
             41          (e) other business.
             42          (5) A pedestrian who is under the influence of alcohol or any drug to a degree which
             43      renders the pedestrian a hazard may not walk or be on a highway except on a sidewalk or
             44      sidewalk area.
             45          (6) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a pedestrian on a roadway shall yield
             46      the right-of-way to all vehicles on the roadway.
             47          (7) A pedestrian may not walk along or on [a no access freeway facility] a freeway or a
             48      limited access highway except during an emergency.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-6-12 4:58 PM

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