2018 House Bill 5749

House Roll Call 282: Passed

To exempt truck “platoon” operations from a traffic law requirement that trucks leave sufficient space between themselves and other trucks for other vehicles to pass. Platoon is defined as vehicles "traveling in a unified manner at electronically coordinated speeds." Under current law truck drivers must leave “sufficient space between the vehicle and another truck so that an overtaking vehicle may enter and occupy the space without danger.” The bill amends a <a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/2016-SB-995">2016 law</a> that would permit testing of “platoons” of (potentially) driverless trucks traveling together on highways, subject to detailed restrictions and conditions.

64 Yeas / 44 Nays
Republican (62 Yeas / 1 Nay)
Democrat (2 Yeas / 43 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (1)