Bill description: You’ve broken the speed limit to pass someone. This bill makes it legal in certain situations.
Analyst note: This bill says, “Subject to all other applicable motor vehicles laws, a driver of a passenger car, motorcycle or pickup truck, not towing any other vehicle, may exceed the posted speed limit by up to fifteen (15) miles per hour while passing another vehicle traveling at less than the posted speed limit, in order to safely pass the vehicle. The overtaking vehicle shall return to the right-hand lane and reduce speed to the posted speed limit as soon as practicable. This paragraph shall be applicable only to passing on the left upon roadways divided into two (2) lanes providing only one (1) lane of traffic in each direction and where the posted speed limit is fifty-five (55) miles per hour or greater. This paragraph shall not be applicable in construction zones.”
Does it directly or indirectly create or increase penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for non- violent crimes?
This bill creates an exemption allowing a driver under certain circumstances to drive in excess of the speed limit when passing another vehicle. (+1)
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