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SB 736 - Prohibits Opening a Vehicle Door Adjacent to a Lane of Traffic - Key Vote

Virginia Key Votes

Janet Howell voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -

Title: Prohibits Opening a Vehicle Door Adjacent to a Lane of Traffic

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (23-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Opening a Vehicle Door Adjacent to a Lane of Traffic

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits individuals from opening motor vehicle doors adjacent to a lane of traffic.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits an individual from opening a motor vehicle door on the side adjacent to moving traffic until it is “reasonably safe” to do so (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts law enforcement officers, school guards, firefighters, and members of rescue squads who are performing their job duties from the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).
  • Classifies a violation of this bill as a traffic infraction with a fine of no more than $100 (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Opening a Vehicle Door Adjacent to a Lane of Traffic

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