2018 Utah Code
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6a - Traffic Code
Part 14 - Stopping, Standing, and Parking
Section 1405 - Peace officer authorized to move vehicle.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 41-6a-1405 (2018)
41-6a-1405. Peace officer authorized to move vehicle.
  • (1) If a peace officer finds a vehicle in violation of Section 41-6a-1404, the officer may move the vehicle, cause the vehicle to be moved, or require the operator or other person responsible for the vehicle to move the vehicle to a safe position off the highway.
  • (2) A peace officer may remove or cause to be removed to a place of safety an unattended vehicle left standing on a highway in:
    • (a) violation of this part; or
    • (b) a position or under circumstances that the vehicle obstructs the normal movement of traffic.
  • (3) In accordance with Section 41-6a-1406, a peace officer may remove or cause to be removed to the nearest garage or other place of safety a vehicle found on a highway when:
    • (a) the vehicle has been reported stolen or taken without the consent of its owner;
    • (b) the person responsible for the vehicle is unable to provide for its custody or removal; or
    • (c) the person operating the vehicle is arrested for an alleged offense for which the peace officer is required by law to take the person arrested before a proper magistrate without unnecessary delay.


Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 2, 2005 General Session
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