Lane-filtering bill introduced in Virginia

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Lane-filtering bill introduced in Virginia

Postby bdimon » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:22 am

Lane-filtering bill scheduled for hearing Monday

State Delegate Tony Wilt (R-26th) has introduced a bill that would allow lane filtering in Virginia under certain conditions. H.B. 1236 allows a motorcyclist to move between traffic that is stopped or moving at 10 mph or slower as long as the motorcyclist is on a road with two or more lanes in each direction, the motorcyclist does not exceed 20 mph while filtering, and the maneuver can be performed safely.

Wilt's H.B. 1236 has bill has been scheduled for a hearing in the Committee on Transportation Subcommittee on Motor Vehicles on Monday, February 3rd., at 4:00 PM in House Room 400 A of the Pocahontas Building, which is located at 900 East Main Street in Richmond.

This is the first time a lane filtering bill has been introduced in Virginia, so it is critical for legislators to hear from motorcyclists about the practice and why it makes riding safer and reduces congestion for other road users.
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