HB 373 (2015)
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H.B. 373

CONNECTED VEHICLE TESTING

2015 GENERAL SESSION

STATE OF UTAH

Chief Sponsor: John Knotwell

Senate Sponsor: Aaron Osmond

LONG TITLE

General Description:

This bill modifies the Motor Vehicles Act by authorizing the Department of
Transportation to conduct a connected vehicle technology testing program.
Highlighted Provisions:

This bill:
  •  authorizes the Department of Transportation to conduct a connected vehicle technology testing program outside of an urbanized boundary as defined by theUnited States Census Bureau;
  • requires the Department of Transportation to report the results of the testing program to the Transportation Interim Committee by no later than October 30 in any year that a testing program is conducted; and
  •  makes technical corrections.

Money Appropriated in this Bill:
None

Other Special Clauses:
None

Utah Code Sections Affected:
AMENDS:

41-6a-711, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 52

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

Section 1. Section 41-6a-711 is amended to read:

41-6a-711. Following another vehicle -- Safe distance -- Exceptions.

(1) The operator of a vehicle:

(a) may not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having
regard for the:

(i) speed of the vehicles;

(ii) traffic upon the highway; and

(iii) condition of the highway; and

(b) shall follow at a distance so that at least two seconds elapse before reaching the
location of the vehicle directly in front of the operator's vehicle.

(2) Subsection (1)(b) does not apply to:

(a) funeral processions or to congested traffic conditions resulting in prevailing vehicle
speeds of less than 35 miles per hour[.]; or

(b) a connected vehicle technology testing program that uses networked wireless
communication among vehicles, infrastructure, or communication devices that is:

(i) approved by the Department of Transportation in consultation with the Department
of Public Safety; and

(ii) conducted outside of an urbanized boundary as defined by the United States Census
Bureau.

(3) The Department of Transportation shall report the results of the testing program
conducted under Subsection (2)(b) to the Transportation Interim Committee by no later than
October 30 of any year that a testing program is conducted.
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HB 373 (2015) - by Doverstreet_user - 06-10-2019, 04:49 PM

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