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HB 328, Flex Lane and Highway Safety

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Neutral Justin Kirnon, (678) 686-6255

Last Updated: 2/16/2017
Subject Area: Transportation |
Resources: bill text
 The purpose of the proposed legislation is to define the maximum length (100 feet) and load of vehicles; provide methods for determining load limits for vehicles utilizing idle reduction technology (maximum 500 pound variance); authorize the Department of Transportation, with the approval of the board, to designate “FlexAuto lanes”, which would allow the shoulder or emergency lane to be converted to a travel lane during rush hour traffic. In addition, the proposed legislation would clarify the meaning of certain flashing signals; and provide rules of the road when approaching or entering an intersection with a traffic light in inactivated/ dark mode.


3/20/2017 Senate Vote #208 Yea - 52 Nay - 0 Not Voting - 2 Excused - 1
3/1/2017 House Vote #159 Yea - 165 Nay - 0 Not Voting - 6 Excused - 9

7/1/2017 - Effective Date

5/9/2017 - Act 256

5/9/2017 - Date Signed by Governor


Sam Watson

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