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SB19-144

Motorcyclists And Malfunctioning Traffic Signals

Concerning allowing a driver of a motorcycle to proceed past a malfunctioning traffic control signal.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subject:
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

Under current law, when a driver approaches an intersection and faces a traffic control signal which is inoperative or which remains on steady red or steady yellow during several time cycles, the rules controlling entrance to a through street or highway from a stop street or highway apply until a police officer assumes control of traffic or until normal operation is resumed. In the event that any traffic control signal at a place other than an intersection should cease to operate or should malfunction, drivers may proceed through the inoperative or malfunctioning signal only with caution, as if the signal were one of flashing yellow.

The bill adds language stating that when a driver approaches an intersection and faces a traffic control signal that does not recognize a motorcycle that is operated by the driver, the rules controlling entrance to a through street or highway from a stop street or highway apply until a police officer assumes control of traffic or until normal operation is resumed.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

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