Bill Summary for H 740 (2021)

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May 11 2021

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View NCGA Bill Details2021
House Bill 740 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 28, 2021
AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE RULES OF THE ROAD WITH RESPECT TO MERGING AT DEFINED MERGING AREAS AND REQUIRING DRIVERS EDUCATION ON THE ZIPPER MERGE.
Intro. by Turner, Greene, Pless, Farkas.

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House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes proposed new GS 20-156.1. Instead, amends GS 20-155 by adding that where two lanes of traffic merge into one, drivers must use both lanes until reaching the merging area, and, beginning with the driver in the right lane, alternate yielding the right-of-way until there is no longer a queue at the merging area. Makes conforming changes to the definition of zipper merge in GS 15C-215(b)(6) which requires the driver education curriculum to include instruction on the zipper merge. 

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