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SF 1180

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 09/04/2015 02:50pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; requiring drivers to move a lane over when passing
parked utility company vehicles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section
169.18, subdivision 12.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.18, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Passing certain parked vehicles.

(a) When approaching and before
passing a freeway service patrolnew text begin vehiclenew text end, road maintenancenew text begin vehicle, utility company
vehicle
new text end, or construction vehicle with its warning lights activated that is parked or otherwise
stopped on or next to a street or highway having two lanes in the same direction, the driver
of a vehicle shall safely move the vehicle to the lane farthest away from the new text beginparked or
stopped
new text endvehicle, if it is possible to do so.

(b) When approaching and before passing a freeway service patrolnew text begin vehiclenew text end, road
maintenancenew text begin vehicle, utility company vehiclenew text end, or construction vehicle with its warning
lights activated that is parked or otherwise stopped on or next to a street or highway
having more than two lanes in the same direction, the driver of a vehicle shall safely move
the vehicle so as to leave a full lane vacant between the driver and any lane in which the
vehicle is completely or partially parked or otherwise stopped, if it is possible to do so.