Stricken language would be deleted from and underlined language would be added to present law.
1 State of Arkansas
2 94th General Assembly A Bill
3 Regular Session, 2023 HOUSE BILL 1638
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5 By: Representative Pearce
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7 For An Act To Be Entitled
8 AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE USE OF A
9 CENTER LEFT-TURN LANE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
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13 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE USE OF A
14 CENTER LEFT-TURN LANE.
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17 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS:
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19 SECTION 1. Arkansas Code 27-51-309(b), concerning the operation of a
20 motor vehicle in a center left-turn lane, is amended to read as follows:
21 (b)(1) A center left-turn lane shall be for the exclusive use of a
22 left-turning vehicle in either direction.
23 (2) A center left-turn lane shall not be used for through
24 travel, nor shall a center left-turn lane be used for passing or overtaking,
25 except as a part of the left-turn maneuver.
26 (3) A vehicle shall not enter and drive on a center left-turn
27 lane for a distance that is more than reasonable and prudent, having due
28 regard for actual and potential traffic entering the center left-turn lane.
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Statutes affected:
HB 1638: 27-51-309(b)