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1240Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20000314Primary Sponsor: FairAll Sponsors: Fair and BryanDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\skb\18167som00.docResiding Body: HouseSubject: Emergency vehicles, driver may disregard certain traffic regulations; Transportation, Fire, Motor Vehicles, HighwaysHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000531 Recalled from Committee 21 HEPW House 20000323 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Senate 20000322 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20000321 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20000316 Committee report: Favorable 15 ST Senate 20000314 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on March 16, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 31, 2000 - Word format
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TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-760, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERMITTED ACTS OF THE DRIVER OF AN AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATING THE VEHICLE AT CERTAIN TIMES, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DRIVER TO DISREGARD OTHER TRAFFIC REGULATIONS AS WELL AS SPEED LIMITS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-5-760(B) of the 1976 Code, as amended by Act 580 of 1990, is further amended to read:
"(B) The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle may:
(1) park or stand, notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter;
(2) proceed past a red or stop signal or stop sign but only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operation;
(3) exceed the maximum speed limit or disregard other traffic regulations if he does not endanger life or property;
(4) disregard regulations governing direction of movement or turning in specified directions."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies prospectively to events occurring on or after its effective date.
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