Drivers of vehicles approaching stationary vehicles displaying certain warning lights; duties, etc. (HB157)

Introduced By

Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Duties of drivers of vehicles approaching stationary vehicles displaying certain warning lights; penalty. Makes a driver's failure to (i) move into a nonadjacent lane on a highway with at least four lanes when approaching a stationary towing vehicle or incident or traffic management vehicle displaying flashing, blinking, or alternating amber lights or (ii) proceed with due caution and maintain a safe speed when passing such a vehicle reckless driving, which is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Under current law, such offense is a traffic infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $250, and a failure to so move or proceed with due caution when approaching other such listed vehicles is reckless driving. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/20/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101726D
12/20/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
12/23/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB157)
01/14/2020Assigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles
01/20/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/20/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB157)
01/23/2020Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/23/2020Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020Reported from Appropriations (16-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2020Read third time and passed House (88-Y 11-N)
02/04/2020VOTE: Passage (88-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/13/2020Continued to 2021 in Transportation (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB473.