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.