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Section 257.653b

MICHIGAN VEHICLE CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 300 of 1949


257.653b Approaching and passing stationary solid waste collection vehicle, utility service vehicle, or road maintenance vehicle; reduction and maintenance of safe speed; definitions.

Sec. 653b.

(1) Upon approaching and passing a stationary solid waste collection vehicle, a utility service vehicle, or a road maintenance vehicle that is giving a visual signal by means of flashing, rotating, or oscillating amber lights as permitted by section 698, the driver of an approaching vehicle shall reduce to and maintain a safe speed for weather, road conditions, and vehicular or pedestrian traffic and proceed with due care and caution.

(2) As used in this section:

(a) "Road maintenance authority" means any of the following:

(i) The state department of transportation.

(ii) A local authority.

(iii) An entity operating under contract with the state department of transportation or a local authority to provide road construction or road maintenance services.

(b) "Road maintenance vehicle" means a vehicle owned or operated by a road maintenance authority.

(c) "Solid waste" means that term as defined in section 11506 of the natural resources and environmental protection act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.11506.

(d) "Solid waste collection vehicle" means a solid waste transporting unit that is used for the curbside collection of municipal solid waste.

(e) "Solid waste hauler" means that term as defined in section 11506 of the natural resources and environmental protection act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.11506.

(f) "Solid waste transporting unit" means that term as defined in section 11506 of the natural resources and environmental protection act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.11506.

(g) "Utility provider" means an entity that does any of the following and that is regulated as a utility under the laws of this state or of the United States:

(i) Generates or distributes electrical power to the public.

(ii) Generates or distributes natural gas to the public.

(iii) Provides sewage collection services to the public.

(iv) Provides water distribution services to the public.

(v) Provides telephone services to the public.

(vi) Provides cable or video services to the public.

(h) "Utility service vehicle" means a vehicle owned or operated by a utility provider.


History: Add. 2008, Act 464, Imd. Eff. Jan. 9, 2009


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