AN ACT TO EXPAND THE PROHIBITION ON OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE IN THE LEFTMOST TRAVEL LANE OF A CONTROLLED-ACCESS OR PARTIALLY CONTROLLED-ACCESS HIGHWAY AT LESS THAN THE SPEED LIMIT OR WHEN IMPEDING THE STEADY FLOW OF TRAFFIC AND TO INCREASE THE MONETARY PENALTY FOR COMMITTING A VIOLATION OF THAT PROHIBITION.
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.
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