Bill Text: AZ SB1007 | 2018 | Fifty-third Legislature 2nd Regular | Introduced


Bill Title: Motorcycle operation; riding between lanes

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (N/A) 2017-11-15 - Prefile [SB1007 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2018-SB1007-Introduced.html

 

 

PREFILED    NOV 15 2017

REFERENCE TITLE: motorcycle operation; riding between lanes

 

 

 

State of Arizona

Senate

Fifty-third Legislature

Second Regular Session

2018

 

 

SB 1007

 

Introduced by

Senator Farnsworth D

 

 

AN ACT

 

amending section 28‑903, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to the operation of motorcycles.

 

 

(TEXT OF BILL BEGINS ON NEXT PAGE)

 


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Section 28-903, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE28-903.  Operation of motorcycle on laned roadway; department of public safety guidelines

A.  All motorcycles are entitled to the full use of a lane.  A person shall not drive a motor vehicle in such a manner as to deprive any motorcycle of the full use of a lane.  This subsection does not apply to motorcycles operated two abreast in a single lane.

B.  The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken.

C.  A person shall not operate a motorcycle between the lanes of traffic or between adjacent rows of vehicles.

D.  B.  A person shall not operate a motorcycle more than two abreast in a single lane.

E.  Subsections B and C do not apply to peace officers in the performance of their official duties.

C.  The department of public safety may develop educational guidelines relating to when a motorcycle operator may do either of the following:

1.  Overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken.

2.  Operate a motorcycle between the lanes of traffic or between adjacent rows of vehicles.

D.  In developing the guidelines described in subsection C of this section, the department of public safety shall consult with entities that have an interest in road safety and motorcyclist behavior, including:

1.  The department of transportation.

2.  The governor's office of highway safety.

3.  A motorcycle organization focused on motorcycle safety. END_STATUTE

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