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SENATE BILL NO. 1102
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BICYCLES - Amends existing law to provide that a person operating a vehicle
by human power upon and along a sidewalk, or across a highway upon and
along a crosswalk, shall have all the rights and duties applicable to a
pedestrian under the same circumstances.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1102
BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLES; AMENDING SECTION 49-715, IDAHO CODE, TO
3 PROVIDE THAT A PERSON OPERATING A VEHICLE BY HUMAN POWER UPON AND ALONG A
4 SIDEWALK, OR ACROSS A HIGHWAY UPON AND ALONG A CROSSWALK, SHALL HAVE ALL
5 THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES APPLICABLE TO A PEDESTRIAN UNDER THE SAME CIRCUM-
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
8 SECTION 1. That Section 49-715, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
9 amended to read as follows:
10 49-715. RIDING ON BICYCLES. (1) A person propelling a bicycle shall not
11 ride other than upon or astride an attached permanent and regular seat.
12 (2) No bicycle or human-propelled vehicle shall be used to carry more
13 persons at one (1) time than the number for which it is designed and equipped.
14 (3) An adult rider may carry a child securely attached to his person in a
15 backpack or sling or in a child carrier attached to the bicycle.
16 (4) A person operating a vehicle by human power upon and along a side-
17 walk, or across a highway upon and along a crosswalk, shall have all the
18 rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This amendment clarifies that a bicyclist must obey the same
rights and duties as pedestrians on sidewalks and crosswalks.
There will be no fiscal impact to the State General Fund or local
Governments for this change, with the exception of possibly
reducing time in courts for people who are cited for violation of
Name: Ben Wolfinger
Phone: (208) 446-1311
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1102