ARIZONA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Second Regular Session
House: TECH DPA 7-0-0-0 | TRANS DPA/SE 8-0-0-1
autonomous vehicles; safety features; prohibitions
NOW: prohibitions; autonomous vehicles; safety features
Sponsor: Representative Kavanagh, LD 23
A person is prohibited from driving or moving a motor vehicle, tow truck, trailer, semitrailer or pole trailer unless: 1) the equipment on the vehicle is in good working order and adjustment as required by law; and 2) the vehicle is in a safe mechanical condition that does not endanger the driver, passengers, or another person on the highway (A.R.S. § 28-981).
Motor vehicle is defined as a self-propelled vehicle or a vehicle that is propelled by the use of motor vehicle fuel (A.R.S. § 28-101).
Vehicle is defined as a device in, on or by which a person or property is or may be transported or drawn on a public highway (A.R.S. § 28-101).
1. Prohibits a person from installing or using a defeat device to interfere with or disable a safety feature of a vehicle that:
a) Is equipped with level two, three, four or five driving automation as defined in the Society of Automotive Engineering standard J3016; and
b) Is designed to ensure that a human driver is alert and attentive while the vehicle's level two, three, four or five driving automation features are engaged. (Sec. 1)
2. Exempts the following:
a) An entity that is testing or operating one or more vehicles that are equipped with automated driving systems pursuant to executive orders or other programs authorizing the testing or operation of vehicles equipped with automated driving systems; or
b) A motor vehicle manufacturer, service center, motor vehicle dealer or automated vehicle technology developer that is making motor vehicle manufacturer-approved modifications. (Sec. 1)
3. Defines pertinent terms. (Sec. 1)
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