Bill Text: HI SB337 | 2013 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Statewide Traffic Code; Dangerous Wheels

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2013-03-07 - Referred to TRN, JUD, referral sheet 30 [SB337 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2013-SB337-Introduced.html

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

337

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2013

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  The legislature finds that "dangerous wheels" on vehicles have a propensity to cause vehicle accidents that result in severe injury and property damage.  Dangerous wheels are designed with parts that extend past the rim, using aftermarket parts that are added to manufacturer's otherwise standard wheels.  Existing laws do not address dangerous wheels.

     The purpose of this Act is to prohibit the use of certain types of wheels that are considered to be dangerous.

     SECTION 2.  Chapter 291C, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part XII to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

     "§291C-    Driving with dangerous wheels prohibited.  (a)  No person shall drive upon a highway a motor vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer that is equipped with dangerous wheels.

     (b)  A violation of this section shall constitute a violation subject to a fine under section 706-640(1)(e).

     (c)  As used in this section, "dangerous wheels" means any wheel, wheel cover, hubcap, lug nut or lug cap, prong, or any ornamentation affixed to any of the aforementioned items that extends out past the wheel's rim in a manner so as to cause injury or property damage when the moving wheel contacts a person or object."

     SECTION 3.  This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

     SECTION 4.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 5.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Statewide Traffic Code; Dangerous Wheels

 

Description:

Makes it a violation to drive a motor vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer equipped with dangerous wheels.  Defines dangerous wheels.

 

 

 

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