Careless driving; vulnerable road users. (SB247)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Careless driving; vulnerable road users. Provides that a person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if he operates a vehicle in a careless or distracted manner and causes the death or serious bodily injury of a vulnerable road user. Current law only imposes the penalty if such careless or distracted operation causes serious bodily injury to the vulnerable road user. The bill also allows a court to suspend the driver's license or restrict the driver's license of a person convicted of careless driving for up to six months of a person. Read the Bill »


01/20/2022: passed committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103903D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2022Reported from Transportation (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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