House Bill #7183 (2018)

AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - PASSING, USE OF LANES, AND RULES OF THE ROAD

Requires the driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle to use a directional signal and repeals the requirement that such signal be audible.

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  • 2018 – H 7183
  • 2018 – H 7183 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • LC003606
  • LC003606/SUB A
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2018
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  • A N A C T
  • S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2018
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - PASSING, USE OF LANES, AND
  • RULES OF THE ROAD
  • RULES OF THE ROAD
  • Introduced By: Representatives Edwards, Newberry, Coughlin, Canario, and Johnston
  • Date Introduced: January 17, 2018
  • Referred To: House Judiciary
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 31-15-4 of the General Laws in Chapter 31-15 entitled "Passing, Use of Lanes, and Rules of the Road" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • It is enacted by the GeneralAssembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 31-15-4 of the General Laws in Chapter 31-15 entitled "Passing, Use of Lanes, and Rules of the Road"is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 31-15-4. Overtaking on left.
  • The following rules shall govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles proceeding in the same direction, subject to those limitations, exceptions, and special rules stated in this chapter:
  • (1) The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall give a timely, audible visible signal and shall pass to the left at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle.
  • (2) 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 visible signal and shall not increase the speed of his or her vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
  • (1) The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall give a timely, audible directional signal and shall pass to the left at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle.
  • (2) 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 directional signal and shall not increase the speed of his or her vehicle untilcompletely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
  • (3) Violations of this section are subject to fines enumerated in § 31-41.1-4.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
  • SECTION 2. This act shalltake effect upon passage.
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  • LC003606
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - PASSING, USE OF LANES, AND
  • RULES OF THE ROAD
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  • This act would require the driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle give a visible signal and repeals the requirement that such signal be audible.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC003606 ========
  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - PASSING, USE OF LANES, AND
  • RULES OF THE ROAD
  • ***
  • This act would require the driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle to use a directional signal and repeals the requirement that such signalbe audible.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC003606/SUB A ========
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Votes

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Floor vote for PASSAGE

May 29, 2018 at 5:02pm
Yeas: 71 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 4 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros NV
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino Y
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha Y
Rep. Diaz Y
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn Y
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard NV
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian Y
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi NV
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci NV
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh Y
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y