SB 275

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 152nd General Assembly (2023-2024)
  • Introduced in Senate Apr 23, 2024
  • Senate
  • House
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 21 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Driving On A Roadway.

Abstract

The purpose of this Act is to combat aggressive driving and dangerous speed differentials on targeted roadways. This Act prohibits vehicles from traveling in the left lane on the portions of State Route 1 or Interstate 495 that are an express highway, as defined in § 101 of Title 17, or a controlled access facility, as defined in § 172 of Title 17, except in any of the following circumstances: (1) When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing overtaking and passing another vehicle. (2) When necessary to enter, leave, or continue on the roadway. (3) When necessary due to an obstruction. (4) When necessary in response to emergency conditions. (5) When necessary due to traffic conditions or congestion. (6) To comply with other law or regulation. In addition to being prohibited from traveling in the left lane, a vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of more than 26,000 pounds is further restricted to traveling only in the right-hand lane except in the same circumstances as when a vehicle may travel in the left lane. An operator who refuses, fails, or neglects to comply with § 4114A is subject to a civil penalty as follows: (1) For a first occurrence, a civil penalty of not less than $25 nor more than $75. (2) For a subsequent occurrence, a civil penalty of not less than $57.50 nor more than $95.

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May 21, 2024

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Environment, Energy & Transportation) in Senate with 7 On Its Merits

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Environment, Energy & Transportation

May 20, 2024

Senate

Amendment SA 1 to SB 275 - Introduced and Placed With Bill

Apr 23, 2024

Senate

Introduced and Assigned to Environment, Energy & Transportation Committee in Senate

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