Motorcyclists rally to change traffic laws

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Motorcyclists rallied at the State Capitol Monday evening in support of three House bills introduced in the legislature.

In 2018, there were 47 motorcyclist fatalities on Utah’s roads according to Zero Fatalities. It was the highest number in five years.  

Terry Marasco says Utah hasn’t “gotten quite up to speed” when it comes to keeping motorcyclists safe and many say they want to model safety bills like those in other states like California. 

Those who attended the rally say they are in support of three bills. House Bill 13 would add restrictions to use cell phones while driving.

House Bill 65 which would create a special license plate for motorcycle safety awareness, and House Bill 149 which would allow lane filtering if a motorcycle is overtaking a vehicle that is stopped in the same lane of travel, and there are two or more adjacent lanes. 

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