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S1058.....................................................by TRANSPORTATION BICYCLES - STOP LIGHTS - Amends existing law to provide stopping requirements at a traffic control signal, light or device for persons operating a bicycle or human-powered vehicle. 01/26 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/27 Rpt prt - to Transp
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1058 BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLES; AMENDING SECTION 49-720, IDAHO CODE, TO 3 PROVIDE STOPPING REQUIREMENTS AT A TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNAL, LIGHT OR DEVICE 4 FOR PERSONS OPERATING A BICYCLE OR HUMAN-POWERED VEHICLE. 5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 SECTION 1. That Section 49-720, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 7 amended to read as follows: 8 49-720. STOPPING -- TURN AND STOP SIGNALS. (1) A person operating a bicy- 9 cle or human-powered vehicle approaching a stop sign shall slow down and, if 10 required for safety, stop before entering the intersection. After slowing to a 11 reasonable speed or stopping, the person shall yield the right-of-way to any 12 vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another highway so closely as to 13 constitute an immediate hazard during the time the person is moving across or 14 within the intersection or junction of highways, except that a person after 15 slowing to a reasonable speed and yielding the right-of-way if required, may 16 cautiously make a turn or proceed through the intersection without stopping. 17 (2) A person operating a bicycle or human-powered vehicle approaching a 18 steady red traffic control signal, light or device shall stop before entering 19 the intersection and shall remain stopped until an indication to proceed is 20 shown, except that a person after slowing to a reasonable speed and yielding 21 the right-of-way if required, may cautiously make a right-hand turn without 22 stopping or may cautiously make a left-hand turn onto a one-way highway with- 23 out stopping. 24 (3) A person riding a bicycle shall comply with the provisions of section 25 49-643, Idaho Code. 26 (4) A signal of intention to turn right or left shall be given during not 27 less than the last one hundred (100) feet traveled by the bicycle before turn- 28 ing, provided that a signal by hand and arm need not be given if the hand is 29 needed in the control or operation of the bicycle.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14669 This amendment clarifies that a bicyclist must obey a red traffic light unless they are making a right-hand turn or that they may make a left-hand turn after stopping and yielding to other traffic if turning onto a one-way street. FISCAL IMPACT There will be no impact to the State General Fund or local governments. Contact: Senator Joyce Broadsword Phone: (208) 332-1338 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1058