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PASSING ON THE RIGHT AMENDMENTS

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2013 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: LaVar Christensen

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Senate Sponsor: Todd Weiler

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Traffic Code by amending provisions relating to passing a vehicle
             10      on the right.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    excepts a person operating a bicycle from the provision that prohibits a person from
             14      overtaking or passing another vehicle if the movement is made by driving off the
             15      roadway; and
             16          .    makes technical corrections.
             17      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          41-6a-705, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 2
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             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             26          Section 1. Section 41-6a-705 is amended to read:
             27           41-6a-705. Passing upon right -- When permissible.
             28          (1) The operator of a vehicle may overtake and pass on the right of another vehicle
             29      only:


             30          (a) when the vehicle overtaken is making or preparing to make a left turn; or
             31          (b) on a roadway with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width for two or more lines
             32      of vehicles moving lawfully in the direction being traveled by the overtaking vehicle.
             33          (2) The operator of a vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle on the right only
             34      under conditions permitting the movement with safety.
             35          (3) [The] Except for a person operating a bicycle, the operator of a vehicle may not
             36      overtake and pass another vehicle if the movement is made by driving off the roadway.


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