SPONSOR:   

Sen. Sokola & Rep. Barbieri

 

Sen. Bunting; Reps. Bennett, Carson, Hudson, Jaques, Miro, Schooley, D. Short, Walls & Brady

 

DELAWARE STATE SENATE

145th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 

SENATE BILL NO. 269

 

 

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CARELESS OR INATTENTIVE DRIVING.

 


BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

 


Section 1.  Amend §4176, Title 21, of the Delaware Code by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:

(d) (1) In addition to any other penalty imposed for an offense committed under this section, if the court determines that the commission of that offense contributed to the serious physical injury of a vulnerable user of a public right-of-way, the court shall:


SYNOPSIS

This Bill amends the careless or inattentive driving law by enhancing the penalty for a careless or inattentive driver who contributes to the serious physical injury of a vulnerable user in a public right of way.  The Bill defines vulnerable uses in public right of ways.

Author: Senator Sokola