Monday, May 16, 2011

Florida makes downhill coasting legal

Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a measure that repeals an outdated law prohibiting a motor vehicle from coasting downhill.

Scott approved the measure (HB 4019) on Thursday. Drivers in Florida now can travel downhill while in neutral or with the clutch disengaged.

Doing so was previously a moving violation punishable by a $60 fine. The bill was passed unanimously by both houses and signed by Scott as part of his deregulation efforts.

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