Bicycles and certain other vehicles; regulations when riding in traffic. (HB1266)

Introduced By

Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico) with support from co-patron Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Traffic; bicycles and certain other vehicles. Clarifies that the roadways on which bicycles, electric personal assistive mobility devices, electric power-assisted bicycles, motorized skateboards or scooters, or mopeds are exempt from the requirement to ride as close as safely practicable to the right curb include those not wide enough to allow an overtaking motor vehicle to pass as required by law. The bill removes the requirement for persons riding bicycles, electric personal assistive mobility devices, electric power-assisted bicycles, or motorized skateboards or scooters on a highway two abreast to move into a single-file formation when being overtaken by a faster-moving vehicle and limits the requirement that such persons not impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic to roadways with only one travel lane per direction and a posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour or more. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104937D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/26/2024Assigned Transportation sub: Highway Safety and Policy
01/31/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/05/2024House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2024Reported from Transportation with substitute (11-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Committee substitute printed 24106977D-H1
02/08/2024Read first time
02/09/2024Read second time
02/09/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106977D-H1
02/09/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1266H1
02/12/2024Read third time and defeated by House (49-Y 49-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Defeated (49-Y 49-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2024Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by House
02/12/2024Passed House (51-Y 47-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Passage #2 (51-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1266H1)
02/29/2024Failed to report (defeated) in Transportation (6-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)

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