ARIZONA STATE SENATE
Fifty-Fifth Legislature, First Regular Session
driving on right; education
(NOW: right-hand driving; transfer notice; education)
Effective January 1, 2022, requires the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), defensive driving schools and traffic survival schools to include information relating to driving on the right laws in Arizona. Requires ADOT to include information relating to providing notice of a transfer of vehicle ownership in ADOT's information and educational materials.
A person driving on a
roadway of sufficient width is required to drive on the right half of the
roadway except: 1) to overtake and pass another vehicle proceeding in the same
2) when the right half of the roadway is closed to traffic for construction or repair; 3) on a roadway marked for three traffic lanes; or 4) on a roadway designated and signposted for one-way traffic. Additionally, statute requires any person to drive in the right-hand lane if the person is driving at a speed less than the normal speed of traffic under conditions then existing (A.R.S. § 28-721).
When the title or interest of a registered vehicle passes from one owner to another other than by voluntary transfer, the transferee is required to obtain a transfer of registration within 30 days after the passing of the vehicle title or interest. If the vehicle being transferred is unregistered, the transferee must obtain a new certificate of title and present the last certificate of title, if available, as well as other instruments or documents of authority sufficient to evidence or effect the transfer of title or interest (A.R.S. § 28-2060).
There is no anticipated fiscal impact to the state General Fund associated with this legislation.
1. Requires defensive driving schools and traffic survival schools to include educational information relating to driving on the right laws.
2. Requires ADOT to include educational information relating to driving on the right laws in any of ADOT's information or education materials.
3. Requires ADOT to include information relating to the process by which an individual may notify ADOT when a vehicle is transferred, as well as potential consequences for failing to notify ADOT, in any of ADOT's information or education materials.
4. Becomes effective on January 1, 2022.
Amendments Adopted by Committee of the Whole
1. Relocates vehicle ownership transfer notice requirements to a different section of statute.
2. Removes the requirement that ADOT include information relating to vehicle ownership transfers in their examination materials.
House Action Senate Action
TRANS 2/17/21 DPA/SE 12-0-0-0 TAT 3/22/21 DP 8-0-1
3rd Read 2/24/21 49-10-1
Prepared by Senate Research
April 5, 2021