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SF 115

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/14/2019 03:43pm

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; modifying right-of-way provisions for semitrailers and
oversize vehicles in roundabouts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections
169.18, subdivision 7; 169.20, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.18, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Laned highway.

When any roadway has been divided into two or more clearly
marked lanes for traffic, the following rules, in addition to all others consistent deleted text beginherewith,
shall
deleted text endnew text begin with this subdivision,new text end apply:

deleted text begin (a)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane
and shall not be moved from deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end lane until the driver has first ascertained that deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end
movement can be made with safetydeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end Upon a roadway which is not a one-way roadway and which is divided into three
lanes, a vehicle shall not be driven in the center lane except when overtaking and passing
another vehicle where the roadway is clearly visible and deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end center lane is clear of
traffic within a safe distance, or in preparation for a left turn or where deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end center lane
is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the direction the vehicle is proceeding,
and is signposted to give notice of deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end allocation. The left lane of a three-lane roadway
which is not a one-way roadway shall not be used for overtaking and passing another vehicledeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end Official signs may be erected directing slow-moving traffic to use a designated
lane or allocating specified lanes to traffic moving in the same direction, and drivers of
vehicles shall obey the deleted text begindirections of every suchdeleted text end signdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end Whenever a bicycle lane has been established on a roadway, any person operating
a motor vehicle on deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end roadway shall not drive in the bicycle lane except to perform
parking maneuvers in order to park where parking is permitted, to enter or leave the highway,
to prepare for a turn as provided in section 169.19, subdivision 1, or to stop a school bus
for the purpose of receiving or discharging any person provided the school bus is equipped
and identified as provided in sections 169.441 and 169.442, subdivision 1, and the flashing
red signals are activated and stop-signal arm is extendeddeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (5) notwithstanding clause (1), the operator of a vehicle or combination of vehicles with
a total length in excess of 40 feet or a total width exceeding ten feet may, with due regard
for all other traffic, deviate from the lane in which the operator is driving to the extent
necessary to approach and drive through a roundabout.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.20, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Roundabouts. new text end

new text begin If two vehicles or combinations of vehicles each having a total
length in excess of 40 feet or a total width in excess of ten feet approach or drive through
a roundabout at approximately the same time or so closely as to constitute a hazard of
collision, the operator of the vehicle or combination of vehicles on the right must yield the
right-of-way to the vehicle or combination of vehicles on the left and, if necessary, must
reduce speed or stop in order to so yield.
new text end