state of michigan

102nd Legislature

Regular session of 2024

Introduced by Senator Singh


AN ACT to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “An act to provide for the registration, titling, sale, transfer, and regulation of certain vehicles operated upon the public highways of this state or any other place open to the general public or generally accessible to motor vehicles and distressed vehicles; to provide for the licensing of dealers; to provide for the examination, licensing, and control of operators and chauffeurs; to provide for the giving of proof of financial responsibility and security by owners and operators of vehicles; to provide for the imposition, levy, and collection of specific taxes on vehicles, and the levy and collection of sales and use taxes, license fees, and permit fees; to provide for the regulation and use of streets and highways; to create certain funds; to provide penalties and sanctions for a violation of this act; to provide for civil liability of manufacturers, the manufacturers of certain devices, the manufacturers of automated technology, upfitters, owners, and operators of vehicles and service of process on residents and nonresidents; to regulate the introduction and use of certain evidence; to regulate and certify the manufacturers of certain devices; to provide for approval and certification of installers and servicers of certain devices; to provide for the levy of certain assessments; to provide for the enforcement of this act; to provide for the creation of and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies; to impose liability upon the state or local agencies; to provide appropriations for certain purposes; to repeal all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act or contrary to this act; and to repeal certain parts of this act on a specific date,” (MCL 257.1 to 257.923) by adding section 643b.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 643b. (1) The operator of a vehicle shall not follow a snowplow more closely than 200 feet.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply when the operator of a vehicle is legally overtaking or passing a snowplow.

(3) The operator of a vehicle that is not a snowplow who approaches a snowplow from the rear that is stopped at or in an intersection shall stop not less than 20 feet from the snowplow.

(4) A person that violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction.

(5) As used in this section, “snowplow” means a vehicle that is all of the following:

(a) Operating on behalf of this state, a county, a county road commission, or a municipality.

(b) Actively engaging in snow and ice removal, snowplowing, salting, or sanding.

(c) Operating lights as described in section 698(5)(d).

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Description automatically generatedThis act is ordered to take immediate effect.


Secretary of the Senate


Clerk of the House of Representatives