2022 Utah Code
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6a - Traffic Code
Part 9 - Right-of-Way
Section 903.1 - Right-of-way -- Zipper merge.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 41-6a-903.1 (2022)
Effective 5/4/2022
41-6a-903.1. Right-of-way -- Zipper merge.
  • (1) As used in this section:
    • (a) "Merge point" means the point at which two traffic lanes merge into one traffic lane.
    • (b) "Zipper method" means a method of merging vehicles at a merge point that involves the operators of the merging vehicles:
      • (i) using both lanes of traffic until the vehicles reach the merge point; and
      • (ii) once the vehicles reach the merge point, alternating yielding the right-of-way into the single traffic lane.
  • (2) An operator of a vehicle shall use the zipper method when merging at a congested merge point.
  • (3) A violation of this section is an infraction.


Enacted by Chapter 47, 2022 General Session
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