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      RS 32:203     


§203. Motor vehicles operating in bicycle lanes

            A. No person shall operate a motor vehicle in a bicycle lane except as follows:

            (1) To prepare for a turn within a distance of two hundred feet from the intersection.

            (2) To enter or leave the roadway onto an alley, private road, or driveway.

            (3) To enter or leave a parking space when parking is permitted adjacent to the bicycle lane.

            B. Any person operating a motor vehicle upon a bicycle lane in accordance with Subsection A of this Section shall yield the right-of-way to all bicycles and electric mobility aids within the bicycle lane.

            C. This Section shall not prohibit the use of a motorized bicycle or an electric-assisted bicycle in a bicycle lane when the operator travels at no speed greater than what is reasonable or prudent, has due regard for visibility, traffic conditions, and the condition of the roadway surface of the bicycle lane and in a manner which does not endanger the safety of bicyclists.

            D. In case of an emergency, the driver of a motor vehicle may lawfully operate the vehicle in a bicycle lane in accordance with the normal standards of prudent conduct to protect himself and others from harm. When the emergency ends, the motor vehicle shall not be operated in the bicycle lane.

            Acts 2010, No. 618, §2; Acts 2020, No. 152, §1.

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