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(1) As used in this section, “vulnerable user of a highway” means:
(a) a pedestrian, including a person engaged in work upon a highway or upon utilities facilities along a highway or providing emergency services within the right-of-way of a highway;
(b) a person riding an animal; or
(c) a person operating any of the following on a highway:
(i) a farm tractor or implement of husbandry, without an enclosed shell;
(ii) a skateboard;
(iii) roller skates;
(iv) in-line skates;
(v) a bicycle;
(vi) an electric-assisted bicycle;
(vii) an electric personal assistive mobility device;
(viii) a moped;
(ix) a motor assisted scooter;
(x) a motor-driven cycle;
(xi) a motorcycle;
(xii) a manual wheelchair; or
(xiii) a golf cart.
(2) An operator of a motor vehicle may not knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly:
(a) operate a motor vehicle within three feet of a vulnerable user of a highway;
(b) distract or attempt to distract a vulnerable user of a highway for the purpose of causing violence or injury to the vulnerable user of a highway;
(c) force or attempt to force a vulnerable user of a highway off of the roadway for a purpose unrelated to public safety; or
(d) cause a motor vehicle to emit an excessive amount of exhaust in a manner that distracts or endangers a vulnerable user of a highway.
(3)(a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), a violation of Subsection (2) is an infraction.
(b) A violation of Subsection (2) that results in bodily injury to the vulnerable user of a highway is a class C misdemeanor.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Utah Code Title 41. Motor Vehicles § 41-6a-706.5. Definitions--Operation of motor vehicle near a vulnerable user of a highway prohibited--Endangering a vulnerable user of a highway prohibited - last updated May 05, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ut/title-41-motor-vehicles/ut-code-sect-41-6a-706-5/
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