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10101500D
HOUSE BILL NO. 163
Offered January 13, 2010
Prefiled January 5, 2010
A BILL to amend and reenact 46.2-857 of the Code of Virginia, relating to driving abreast in a single lane.
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Patron-- Orrock
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Referred to Committee on Transportation
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That 46.2-857 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

46.2-857. Driving two abreast in a single lane.

A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives any motor vehicle, including any motorcycle, so as to be abreast of another vehicle in a lane designed for one vehicle, or drives any motor vehicle, including any motorcycle, so as to travel abreast of any other vehicle traveling in a lane designed for one vehicle. However, this section shall not apply to (i) any validly authorized parade, motorcade, or motorcycle escort, nor shall it apply to; (ii) a motor vehicle traveling in the same lane of traffic as a bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, or moped; nor shall it apply (iii) any vehicle when lawfully overtaking and passing one or more vehicles traveling in the same direction as the overtaking and passing vehicle.


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