Indiana Farm Bureau’s Justin Schneider testified in favor of HB 1039 last week. The measure requires a driver who is negotiating a roundabout to yield the right-of-way to a driver whose vehicle is at least 40 feet long or at least 10 feet wide. The bill also requires that when two truck drivers approach or drive through a roundabout at the same time, the driver on the right yields the right-of-way to the driver on the left.
According to Farm Bureau, this change will alleviate some of the challenges of maneuvering farm equipment and trucks with trailers through roundabouts. HB 1039 was amended and passed in committee and will now be eligible for further amendments in the full House of Representatives.