Bill Summaries: H827 (2017-2018 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 24 2017 - View summary

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Amends GS 20-146 to delete the provision making a driver proceeding at less than the legal maximum speed limit guilty of the infraction. Limits the requirement that vehicles impeding the steady flow of traffic be driving in a lane other than the inside lane to when another lane is then available for through traffic.

    Appropriates $50,000 in nonrecurring funds for 2017-18 from the Highway Fund to the Division of Motor Vehicles for public education on compliance with GS 20-146, as amended by this act.

    Provides that a violation of GS 20-146(b), as amended by this act, is enforceable only by a warning ticket until November 30, 2018.

  • Summary date: Apr 11 2017 - View summary

    Identical to S 303, filed 3/16/17.

    Amends GS 20-146 to require any vehicle on a controlled-access or partially controlled access highway to drive in a lane other than the inside lane next to the centerline or median when traveling at less than the speed limit or when impeding the steady flow of traffic (defined as when the person knows or reasonably should know that he or she is being overtaken from the rear by a vehicle traveling at a higher rate of speed). Includes exceptions for overtaking and passing another vehicle or when making a left turn. Violations are an infraction punishable by a $200 fine. Makes conforming changes. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2017.