Drivers of vehicles approaching stationary vehicles displaying certain warning lights; duties, etc. (SB473)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


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


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102436D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/08/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB473)
01/23/2020Reported from Transportation (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/05/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/07/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB473E
02/07/2020Printed as engrossed 20102436D-E
02/10/2020Passed by for the day
02/11/2020Read third time and defeated by Senate (11-Y 29-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB157.

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