41-6a-1120.  Mobile carrier device.

(1)  “Mobile carrier” means an electrically powered device that:

Terms Used In Utah Code 41-6a-1120

  • Crosswalk: means :
(a) that part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from:
(A) the curbs; or
(B) in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway; and
(ii) in the absence of a sidewalk on one side of the roadway, that part of a roadway included within the extension of the lateral lines of the existing sidewalk at right angles to the centerline; or
(b) any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Highway: means the entire width between property lines of every way or place of any nature when any part of it is open to the use of the public as a matter of right for vehicular travel. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Motor vehicle: means a vehicle that is self-propelled and a vehicle that is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Operate: means the same as that term is defined in Section 41-1a-102. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Operator: means :
    (a) a human driver, as defined in Section 41-26-102. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Pedestrian: means a person traveling:
    (a) on foot; or
    (b) in a wheelchair. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Person: means a natural person, firm, copartnership, association, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, governmental agency, public corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Personal property: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Right-of-way: means the right of one vehicle or pedestrian to proceed in a lawful manner in preference to another vehicle or pedestrian approaching under circumstances of direction, speed, and proximity that give rise to danger of collision unless one grants precedence to the other. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Sidewalk: means that portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines intended for the use of pedestrians. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Traffic: means pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for the purpose of travel. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • Vehicle: means a device in, on, or by which a person or property is or may be transported or drawn on a highway, except a mobile carrier, as defined in Section 41-6a-1120, or a device used exclusively on stationary rails or tracks. See Utah Code 41-6a-102
  • (a)  is operated on a sidewalk or crosswalk;

    (b)  is intended primarily for the transport of property while remaining within 25 feet of the human operator;

    (c)  weighs less than 150 pounds, excluding cargo;

    (d)  has a maximum speed of 12.5 miles per hour;

    (e)  is equipped with a technology to transport personal property with the active monitoring of a personal property owner; and

    (f)  is primarily designed to remain within 25 feet of the personal property owner.
  • (2)  A mobile carrier is not a vehicle or personal delivery device as defined in Section 41-6a-1119.

    (3)  A mobile carrier may be operated on a sidewalk or crosswalk if all of the following requirements are met:

    (a)  the mobile carrier is operated in accordance with the local ordinances, if any, established by the local highway authority;

    (b)  the mobile carrier remains at all times within 25 feet of the human operator while the mobile carrier is in motion;

    (c)  the mobile carrier is equipped with a braking system that enables the mobile carrier to come to a controlled stop; and

    (d)  if the mobile carrier is being operated between sunset and sunrise, a light on both the front and rear of the mobile carrier that is visible on all sides of the mobile carrier in clear weather from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front and rear of the mobile carrier when directly in front of low beams of headlights on a motor vehicle.

    (4)  A personal property owner monitoring the mobile carrier may not allow a mobile carrier to:

    (a)  fail to comply with a traffic or pedestrian control device or signal;

    (b)  unreasonably interfere with a pedestrian or traffic;

    (c)  transport hazardous material; or

    (d)  operate on a street or highway, except when crossing the street or highway within a crosswalk.

    (5)  A mobile carrier has the rights and obligations applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances, except that a mobile carrier shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian on a sidewalk or crosswalk.

    (6)  A personal property owner may not operate a mobile carrier unless the person complies with this section.

    (7)  A violation of this section is an infraction.

    Enacted by Chapter 391, 2019 General Session