Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1054
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  03/13/2013           .                                

       The Committee on Transportation (Clemens) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Before line 16
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 2 through Section 6 of this act may be
    6  cited as the “Florida Highway Safety Act.”
    7         Section 2. The intent of the Legislature is to reduce road
    8  rage and traffic congestion by reducing the incidence of crashes
    9  and driver interference with the movement of traffic and by
   10  promoting the orderly, free flow of traffic on the roads and
   11  highways of this state.
   12         Section 3. Subsection (91) is added to section 316.003,
   13  Florida Statutes, to read:
   14         316.003 Definitions.—The following words and phrases, when
   15  used in this chapter, shall have the meanings respectively
   16  ascribed to them in this section, except where the context
   17  otherwise requires:
   18         (91) ROAD RAGE.—The intentional or unintentional act of a
   19  driver or passenger, attributable to a loss of emotional
   20  control, which injures or kills another driver, passenger,
   21  bicyclist, or pedestrian, or in which the driver or passenger
   22  attempts or threatens to injure or kill another driver,
   23  passenger, bicyclist, or pedestrian.
   24         Section 4. Present subsection (3) of section 316.083,
   25  Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (4), and a new
   26  subsection (3) is added to that section, to read:
   27         316.083 Overtaking and passing a vehicle.—The following
   28  rules shall govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles
   29  proceeding in the same direction, subject to those limitations,
   30  exceptions, and special rules hereinafter stated:
   31         (3)(a) On a road, street, or highway that has two or more
   32  lanes that allow movement in the same direction, a driver may
   33  not continue to operate a motor vehicle in the furthermost left
   34  hand lane if the driver knows, or reasonably should know, that
   35  he or she is being overtaken in that lane from the rear by a
   36  motor vehicle traveling at a higher rate of speed.
   37         (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a driver operating a
   38  motor vehicle in the furthermost left-hand lane if:
   39         1. The driver is in the process of overtaking a slower
   40  motor vehicle in the adjacent right-hand lane for the purpose of
   41  passing the slower vehicle before moving to the adjacent right
   42  hand lane;
   43         2. Conditions preclude the driver from moving to the
   44  adjacent right-hand lane;
   45         3. The driver’s movement to the adjacent right-hand lane
   46  could endanger the driver or other drivers;
   47         4. The driver is directed by a law enforcement officer,
   48  road sign, or road crew to remain in the furthermost left-hand
   49  lane; or
   50         5. The driver is preparing to make a left turn.
   51         Section 5. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
   52  made by this act to section 316.083, Florida Statutes, in a
   53  reference thereto, section 316.1923, Florida Statutes, is
   54  reenacted to read:
   55         316.1923 Aggressive careless driving.—“Aggressive careless
   56  driving” means committing two or more of the following acts
   57  simultaneously or in succession:
   58         (1) Exceeding the posted speed as defined in s.
   59  322.27(3)(d)5.b.
   60         (2) Unsafely or improperly changing lanes as defined in s.
   61  316.085.
   62         (3) Following another vehicle too closely as defined in s.
   63  316.0895(1).
   64         (4) Failing to yield the right-of-way as defined in s.
   65  316.079, s. 316.0815, or s. 316.123.
   66         (5) Improperly passing as defined in s. 316.083, s.
   67  316.084, or s. 316.085.
   68         (6) Violating traffic control and signal devices as defined
   69  in ss. 316.074 and 316.075.
   70         Section 6. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor
   71  Vehicles shall provide information about the Florida Highway
   72  Safety Act in all driver license educational materials that are
   73  newly printed on or after October 1, 2013.
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   76         And the title is amended as follows:
   77         Delete lines 2 - 3
   78  and insert:
   79         An act relating to the Department of Highway Safety
   80         and Motor Vehicles; providing a short title; providing
   81         legislative intent relating to road rage and traffic
   82         congestion; amending s. 316.003, F.S.; defining the
   83         term “road rage”; amending s. 316.083, F.S.; requiring
   84         that an operator of a motor vehicle yield the
   85         furthermost left-hand lane when being overtaken on a
   86         multilane highway; providing exceptions; reenacting s.
   87         316.1923, F.S., relating to aggressive careless
   88         driving, to incorporate the amendments made to s.
   89         316.083, F.S., in a reference thereto; requiring that
   90         the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
   91         provide information about the act in driver license
   92         educational materials that are newly published on or
   93         after a specified date; amending s. 316.302, F.S.;