7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the Uniform Driver License Act by amending provisions relating to
10 driving privileges.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 ▸ provides that the privilege to operate a road roller, road machinery, or any farm
14 tractor or implement of husbandry on a highway without a driver license only
15 applies if the person is driving the vehicle in conjunction with a construction or
16 agricultural activity; and
17 ▸ makes technical changes.
18 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 53-3-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 253
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 53-3-202 is amended to read:
28 53-3-202. Drivers must be licensed -- Taxicab endorsement -- Violation.
29 (1) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on a highway in this state unless the person
31 (a) granted the privilege to operate a motor vehicle by being licensed as a driver by the
32 division under this chapter;
33 (b) driving an official United States Government class D motor vehicle with a valid
34 United States Government driver permit or license for that type of vehicle;
35 (c) (i) driving a road roller, road machinery, or any farm tractor or implement of
36 husbandry temporarily drawn, moved, or propelled on the highways; and
37 (ii) driving the vehicle described in Subsection (1)(c)(i) in conjunction with a
38 construction or agricultural activity;
39 (d) a nonresident who is at least 16 years of age and younger than 18 years of age who
40 has in the nonresident's immediate possession a valid license certificate issued to the
41 nonresident in the nonresident's home state or country and is driving in the class or classes
42 identified on the home state license certificate, except those persons referred to in Part 6,
43 Drivers' License Compact, of this chapter;
44 (e) a nonresident who is at least 18 years of age and who has in the nonresident's
45 immediate possession a valid license certificate issued to the nonresident in the nonresident's
46 home state or country if driving in the class or classes identified on the home state license
47 certificate, except those persons referred to in Part 6, Drivers' License Compact, of this chapter;
48 (f) driving under a learner permit in accordance with Section 53-3-210.5;
49 (g) driving with a temporary license certificate issued in accordance with Section
50 53-3-207; or
51 (h) exempt under Title 41, Chapter 22, Off-Highway Vehicles.
52 (2) A person may not drive or, while within the passenger compartment of a motor
53 vehicle, exercise any degree or form of physical control of a motor vehicle being towed by a
54 motor vehicle upon a highway unless the person:
55 (a) holds a valid license issued under this chapter for the type or class of motor vehicle
56 being towed; or
57 (b) is exempted under either Subsection (1)(b) or (1)(c).
58 (3) A person may not drive a motor vehicle as a taxicab on a highway of this state
59 unless the person has a taxicab endorsement issued by the division on his license certificate.
60 (4) (a) Except as provided in Subsections (4)(b) and (c), a person may not operate:
61 (i) a motorcycle unless the person has a valid class D driver license and a motorcycle
62 endorsement issued under this chapter;
63 (ii) a street legal all-terrain vehicle unless the person has a valid class D driver license;
65 (iii) a motor-driven cycle unless the person has a valid class D driver license and a
66 motorcycle endorsement issued under this chapter.
67 (b) A person operating a moped, as defined in Section 41-6a-102, or an electric assisted
68 bicycle, as defined in Section 41-6a-102, is not required to have a motorcycle endorsement
69 issued under this chapter.
70 (c) A person is not required to have a valid class D driver license if the person is:
71 (i) operating a motor assisted scooter, as defined in Section 41-6a-102, in accordance
72 with Section 41-6a-1115; or
73 (ii) operating an electric personal assistive mobility device, as defined in Section
74 41-6a-102, in accordance with Section 41-6a-1116.
75 (5) A person who violates this section is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-2-15 5:56 PM
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel