2021 Utah Code
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6a - Traffic Code
Part 2 - Applicability and Obedience to Traffic Laws
Section 202 - Violations of chapter -- Penalties -- Acceptance of plea of guilty.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 41-6a-202 (2021)
Effective 5/12/2015
41-6a-202. Violations of chapter -- Penalties -- Acceptance of plea of guilty.
  • (1) As used in this section, "serious bodily injury" is as defined in Section 41-6a-401.3.
  • (2) A violation of any provision of this chapter is an infraction, unless otherwise provided.
  • (3) A violation of any provision of Part 2, Applicability and Obedience to Traffic Laws, Part 11, Bicycles and Other Vehicles, Regulation of Operation, Part 17, Miscellaneous Rules, and Part 18, Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Usage Act, of this chapter is an infraction, unless otherwise provided.
  • (4)
    • (a) If a person has received a citation for a moving traffic violation under this chapter that resulted in a collision and any person involved in the collision sustained serious bodily injury or death as a proximate result of the collision, a court may not accept a plea of guilty or no contest to a charge for the moving traffic violation unless the prosecutor agrees to the plea:
      • (i) in open court;
      • (ii) in writing; or
      • (iii) by another means of communication which the court finds adequate to record the prosecutor's agreement.
    • (b) A peace officer that issues a citation for a moving traffic violation under this chapter shall record on the citation whether the moving traffic violation resulted in a collision in which any person involved in the collision sustained serious bodily injury or death as a proximate result of the traffic collision.


Amended by Chapter 412, 2015 General Session
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