Bicyclists and other vulnerable road users; person who operates a motor vehicle in a careless manner (SB1550)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Bicyclists and other vulnerable road users. Provides that a person who operates a motor vehicle in a careless or distracted manner and is the proximate cause of serious physical injury to a vulnerable road user, defined in the bill as a pedestrian or person riding a bicycle, electric wheelchair, electric bicycle, wheelchair, skateboard, skates, foot-scooter, animal, or animal-drawn vehicle, is guilty of a traffic infraction. The bill prohibits the driver of a motor vehicle from using or crossing into a bicycle lane to pass or attempt to pass another vehicle. Amends § 46.2-841, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/08/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Transportation Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104047D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Transportation committee on 01/23/2019. It meets on Wednesday, 1/2 hour after adjournment - Senate Room A.

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