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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.191

Introduced by   Representative Acinapura of Brandon

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Motor vehicles; passing; solid lines; yellow lines

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to prohibit passing a motor vehicle on the left when a solid yellow line appears on the highway to the immediate left of the overtaking vehicle or when double solid yellow lines are on the highway.

AN ACT RELATING TO PASSING MOTOR VEHICLES ON THE LEFT

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 1033 is amended to read:

§ 1033.  PASSING ON THE LEFT

Vehicles proceeding in the same direction may be overtaken and passed only as follows:

(1)  When a solid yellow line does not appear on the highway to the immediate left of the overtaking vehicle or when double solid yellow lines are not on the highway.

(1)(2)  The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction may pass to its left at a safe distance, and when so doing shall exercise due care, may not pass to the left of the center of the highway unless the way ahead is clear of approaching traffic, and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle.

(2)(3)  Except when overtaking and passing on the right is permitted, the driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle on audible signal and shall not increase the speed of his or her vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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