Current Status Bill Number:
1178Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980408Primary Sponsor: HollandAll Sponsors: HollandDrafted Document Number: jud9063.dhhResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Transportation Committee 15 STSubject: Fire trucks, apparatus; parking near or following too closely in emergencies; Motor Vehicles, Fire
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TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1960, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION AGAINST FOLLOWING CLOSER THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET A FIRE APPARATUS VEHICLE RESPONDING TO A FIRE ALARM, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE FOLLOWING CLOSER THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET A FIRE APPARATUS VEHICLE RESPONDING TO ANY EMERGENCY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-5-1960 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-5-1960. The driver of any vehicle other than one on official business shall not follow any fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm an emergency closer than five hundred feet or stop such vehicle within five hundred feet of any fire apparatus stopped in answer to a fire alarm an emergency."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.