SB 243 Modifies provisions relating to following distance for vehicles using a connected braking system
Sponsor: Hegeman
LR Number: 1052S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety
Last Action: 5/12/2017 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 243-Hegeman Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2017

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Current Bill Summary

SB 243 – This act modifies provisions of law relating to the distance at which a motor vehicle may follow another to include consideration of the presence of a connected braking system operating on the vehicle.

This act also excludes motor vehicles using a connected braking system from the prohibition against buses and trucks following motor vehicles within three hundred feet.

This act is similar to provisions in HCS/HB 108 (2017), SCS/SB 923 (2016), SS/HB 1733 (2016), and HCS/HB 2345 (2016).