Bill No.: HB0113 Drafter: IDS

 

LSO No.: 09LSO-0188 Effective Date: 7/1/2009

 

Enrolled Act No.: HEA0029

 

Chapter No.: 69

 

Prime Sponsor: Representative Buchanan

 

Catch Title: Careless driving.

 

Subject: Regulation of traffic.

 

Summary/Major Elements:

 

         This act creates a new crime called careless driving. A person is guilty of careless driving if they operate a vehicle in a manner inconsistent with the exercise of due and diligent care normally exercised by a reasonably prudent person and in a manner that creates an unreasonable risk of harm to other persons or property.

 

         The act specifies that it does apply to persons, motor vehicles and equipment while in work upon a highway in addition to other vehicles.