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Penalties When Passing Stationary Vehicles

Concerning failure to exhibit due care when passing vehicles displaying visual signals.
2017 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

Under current, law a driver who fails to exhibit due care and caution when approaching or passing a stationary emergency vehicle or towing carrier vehicle commits careless driving, which is a class A traffic offense. The bill adds stationary public utility service vehicles to the statute.

The bill increases the penalty to a class 1 misdemeanor if the driver's actions are the proximate cause of bodily injury to another person and to a class 6 felony if the actions are the proximate cause of the death of another person.

The short title of the bill is the 'Move Over for Cody Act'.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    06/01/2017 Signed Act PDF
    05/11/2017 Final Act PDF
    05/02/2017 Rerevised PDF
    05/01/2017 Revised PDF
    04/17/2017 Reengrossed PDF
    04/13/2017 Engrossed PDF
    03/10/2017 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details