H.B. 281





Chief Sponsor: Craig Hall

Senate Sponsor: ____________

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends motorcycle provisions of the Traffic Code.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    authorizes the operation of a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle between lanes of
             13      traffic and between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles, pursuant to rules made by the
             14      Department of Public Safety; and
             15          .    grants rulemaking authority.
             16      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22           41-6a-1502 , as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 2
             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 41-6a-1502 is amended to read:
             26           41-6a-1502. Motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, or all-terrain type I vehicles --
             27      Operation on public highways.

             28          (1) (a) A motorcycle or a motor-driven cycle is entitled to full use of a lane.
             29          (b) A person may not operate a motor vehicle in a manner that deprives a motorcycle or
             30      motor-driven cycle of the full use of a lane.
             31          (c) This Subsection (1) does not apply to motorcycles or motor-driven cycles operated
             32      two abreast in a single lane.
             33          (2) The operator of a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle may not overtake and pass in
             34      the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken.
             35          (3) [A] (a) Pursuant to rules made by the department in accordance with Title 63G,
             36      Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, a person may [not] operate a motorcycle or
             37      motor-driven cycle between:
             38          [(a)] (i) lanes of traffic; or
             39          [(b)] (ii) adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.
             40          (b) The department shall make the rules described in Subsection (3)(a) before July 1,
             41      2014.
             42          (4) Motorcycles or motor-driven cycles may not be operated more than two abreast in a
             43      single lane.
             44          (5) Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply to peace officers acting in the peace officers'
             45      official capacities.
             46          (6) The provisions of this section also apply to all-terrain type I vehicles.

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