Careless driving; vulnerable road users.
Careless driving; vulnerable road users. Provides that a person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if he operates a vehicle in a careless or distracted manner and causes the death or serious bodily injury of a vulnerable road user. Current law only imposes the penalty if such careless or distracted operation causes serious bodily injury to the vulnerable road user. The bill also allows a court to suspend the driver's license or restrict the driver's license of a person convicted of careless driving for up to six months. This bill is identical to SB 247.
Bill Patron: Kilgore
(House) Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 9, 2022 March 9, 2022
(Senate) Signed by President February 25, 2022
(Governor) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0506)