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SB 117 - Prohibits Opening Car Door in Traffic Lane - Virginia Key Vote

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Title: Prohibits Opening Car Door in Traffic Lane

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits a driver from opening a car door in a traffic lane until it is "reasonably safe."

Highlights:

  • Prohibits a driver from opening the door of a parked motor vehicle on the side adjacent to moving vehicular traffic until it is “reasonably safe” to do so (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or emergency medical services personnel engaged in the performance of his or her duties from the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).
  • Classifies a violation of the provisions of this bill as a traffic violation with a fine of up to $50 (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that no demerit points will be awarded for a violation of the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Prohibits Opening Car Door in Traffic Lane

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits a driver from opening a car door in a traffic lane until it is "reasonably safe."

Highlights:

  • Prohibits a driver from opening the door of a parked motor vehicle on the side adjacent to moving vehicular traffic until it is “reasonably safe” to do so (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or emergency medical services personnel engaged in the performance of his or her duties from the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).
  • Classifies a violation of the provisions of this bill as a traffic violation with a fine of up to $50 (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that no demerit points will be awarded for a violation of the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).

Title: Prohibits Opening Car Door in Traffic Lane

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