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HB 0693 - Motor vehicles; operation of farm tractors on interstate highways; prohibit

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Steven Meeks
Last Action: 4/9/2021 - Effective Date 2021-07-01
House Committee: Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
Senate Committee: Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 693 prohibits farm tractors from travelling on interstate highways unless deemed necessary by the Department of Public Safety. However, farm tractors or implements may travel on state or local roadways should they be in compliance with Code Section 40-8-4. If the width of a farm tractor is more than a roadway or more than half the width of a roadway without marked lanes, the operator shall safely move the tractor as far to the right-hand side of the roadway as possible. If a farm tractor or implement of husbandry cannot be moved to the far right-hand side of a roadway, drivers of other vehicles must yield the right-of-way to the tractor or implement of husbandry. 

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