Highway slowpokes won a major victory when members of the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee rejected a bill that would have required slow drivers to pull off the road rather than hold up traffic.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Kim Burningham, R-Bountiful, met its demise when Utah Department of Transportation officials said it might be dangerous for cars or recreation vehicles to drop out of traffic and try to re-enter. Rep. Glen Brown, R-Coalville, said such maneuvers would be especially dangerous during winter snowstorms, when drivers may not be able to tell how far off the road they can go.