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2011 SESSION

11102481D
HOUSE BILL NO. 1683
Offered January 12, 2011
Prefiled January 10, 2011
A BILL to amend and reenact 46.2-816, 46.2-838, and 46.2-839 of the Code of Virginia, relating to following too close and passing other vehicles.
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Patrons-- Toscano, BaCote, Barlow, Brink, Bulova, Carr, Ebbin, Englin, Herring, Hope, Keam, Kory, McQuinn, Miller, P.J., Morrissey, Plum, Sickles, Surovell and Ward
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Referred to Committee on Transportation
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That 46.2-816, 46.2-838, and 46.2-839 of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:

46.2-816. Following too closely.

The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard to the speed of both vehicles and the traffic on, and conditions of, the highway at the time.

46.2-838. Passing when overtaking a vehicle.

The driver of any motor vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass at least two feet to the left of the overtaken vehicle and shall not again drive to the right side of the highway until safely clear of such overtaken vehicle, except as otherwise provided in this article.

46.2-839. Passing bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, moped, animal, or animal-drawn vehicle.

Any driver of any vehicle overtaking a bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, moped, animal, or animal-drawn vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass at a reasonable speed at least two three feet to the left of the overtaken bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, moped, animal, or animal-drawn vehicle and shall not again proceed to the right side of the highway until safely clear of such overtaken bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, moped, animal, or animal-drawn vehicle.