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SENATE BILL NO. 1058
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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.
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]]]] 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
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.
There will be no impact to the State General Fund or local
Contact: Senator Joyce Broadsword
Phone: (208) 332-1338
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1058