SB 0799 Creates the offense of aggressive driving
LR Number:3155S.03I Fiscal Note:3155-03
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:01/26/00 - Hearing Conducted S Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2000
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SB 799 - This act creates the offense of aggressive driving. Under this act a person commits the offense of aggressive driving if, during a single, continuous period of driving, the person: 1) commits a speeding violation plus commits two other traffic violations (failure to obey traffic signals; passing a vehicle on the right hand side of the road; tailgating; failing to yield the right of way; or brandishing a firearm) and 2) and the person's driving is an immediate hazard to another driver.

A person convicted of aggressive driving will be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. A person convicted of the offense will also have to complete a traffic safety course concentrating on aggressive driving. The person's license will be suspended for 30 days for the first offense. A person convicted of a subsequent offense of aggressive driving with a two-year period shall have his or her driver's licensed revoked for a period of one year.