Chief Sponsor: Daniel Hemmert

House Sponsor: Jefferson Moss


8     General Description:
9          This bill prohibits a person driving a vehicle from entering an intersection, regardless of
10     an indication of a traffic control device, if the person is unable to proceed completely
11     through the intersection to avoid the impediment of traffic in the intersection.
12     Highlighted Provisions:
13          This bill:
14          ▸     prohibits a person driving a vehicle from entering an intersection, regardless of an
15     indication of a traffic control device, if the person is unable to proceed completely
16     through the intersection to avoid the impediment of traffic in the intersection; and
17          ▸     makes technical changes.
18     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
19          None
20     Other Special Clauses:
21          None
22     Utah Code Sections Affected:
23     AMENDS:
24          41-6a-1401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2016, Chapter 245

26     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27          Section 1. Section 41-6a-1401 is amended to read:

28          41-6a-1401. Standing or parking vehicles -- Restrictions and exceptions.
29          (1) Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with
30     law, the directions of a peace officer, or a traffic-control device, a person may not:
31          (a) stop, stand, or park a vehicle:
32          (i) on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
33          (ii) on a sidewalk;
34          (iii) within an intersection;
35          (iv) on a crosswalk;
36          (v) between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb
37     immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by signs or
38     markings;
39          (vi) alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing,
40     or parking would obstruct traffic;
41          (vii) on any bridge or other elevated structure, on a highway, or within a highway
42     tunnel;
43          (viii) on any railroad tracks;
44          (ix) on any controlled-access highway;
45          (x) in the area between roadways of a divided highway, including crossovers; or
46          (xi) any place where a traffic-control device prohibits stopping, standing, or parking;
47          (b) stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or
48     discharge a passenger or passengers:
49          (i) in front of a public or private driveway;
50          (ii) within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
51          (iii) within 20 feet of a crosswalk;
52          (iv) within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign, or
53     traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway;
54          (v) within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street
55     opposite the entrance to any fire station within 75 feet of the entrance when properly
56     signposted;
57          (vi) at any place where a traffic-control device prohibits standing; or
58          (vii) at the capitol hill complex as defined in Section 63C-9-102 in a parking space

59     identified as reserved for specific users, without:
60          (A) approval by the executive director of the State Capitol Preservation Board created
61     in Section 63C-9-201; and
62          (B) a properly displayed placard or other identifying marker approved by the executive
63     director of the State Capitol Preservation Board to indicate this approval; or
64          (c) park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and
65     while actually engaged in loading or unloading property or passengers:
66          (i) within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing; or
67          (ii) at any place where traffic-control devices prohibit parking.
68          (2) Notwithstanding any traffic-control device indication to proceed, a person may not
69     drive a vehicle into an intersection or crosswalk unless there is sufficient space for the person
70     to proceed completely through the intersection without impeding or obstructing the through
71     passage of a vehicle or pedestrian from any direction.
72          [(2)] (3) A person may not move a vehicle that is not lawfully under the person's
73     control into any prohibited area or into an unlawful distance from the curb.
74          [(3)] (4) This section does not apply to a tow truck motor carrier responding to a
75     customer service call if the tow truck motor carrier has already received authorization from the
76     local law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where the vehicle to be towed is located.
77          (5) A violation of this section is an infraction.