DE SB185 | 2019-2020 | 150th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)
Status: Introduced on July 31 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-07-31 - Introduced and Assigned to Transportation Committee in Senate
Pending: Senate Transportation Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Act clarifies the rules for driving on Delaware roadways. It mandates the general rule that drivers operate vehicles in the right-most lane subject to some exceptions. It also mandates that, on the limited access portions of Route 1 only (currently from I-95 to south of Dover), trucks over 10,000 pounds of registered gross weight must drive in the right-hand land subject to some exceptions. Finally, it creates civil penalties for drivers on the limited access portions of Route 1 (currently from I-95 to south of Dover) who do not abide by the requirements of this Act. This bill addresses the problem of operators of vehicles driving below the designated speed limit in in the left-hand lane of State Route 1 and causing congestion thereon.

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An Act To Amend Title 21 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Driving In The Right Lane Of A Roadway.



2019-07-31 Introduced and Assigned to Transportation Committee in Senate

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