OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES - SAFETY-RELATED REGULATION
AN ACT relating to safe motor vehicle operation, including penalties for certain motor vehicle violations causing death
or serious injury and classroom instruction for driver education courses.
Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:
Section 1. Section 321.178, subsection 1, Code Supplement 2005, is amended by adding the following new
NEW PARAGRAPH . d. Instruction providing an awareness about sharing the road with bicycles and motorcycles.
The instruction course shall be first approved by the state department of transportation. Instructional materials creating
an awareness about sharing the road with bicycles and motorcycles shall also be distributed during the course of
Sec. 2. NEW SECTION . 321.482A VIOLATIONS RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH - ADDITIONAL
Notwithstanding section 321.482, a person who is convicted of operating a motor vehicle in violation of section
321.275, subsection 4, section 321.297, 321.298, 321.299, 321.302, 321.303, 321.304, 321.305, 321.306, 321.307,
321.308, section 321.309, subsection 2, or section 321.311, 321.319, 321.320, 321.321, 321.322, 321.323, 321.323A,
321.324, 321.324A, 321.327, 321.329, or 321.333 causing serious injury to or death of another person may be subject
to the following penalties in addition to the penalty provided for a scheduled violation in section 805.8A or any other
penalty provided by law:
1. For a violation causing serious injury, a fine of five hundred dollars or suspension of the violator's driver's license
or operating privileges for not more than ninety days, or both. For purposes of this subsection, "serious injury" means
the same as defined in section 702.18.
2. For a violation causing death, a fine of one thousand dollars or suspension of the violator's driver's license or
operating privileges for not more than one hundred eighty days, or both.
Approved April 6, 2006