2012 House Bill 5848

Allow two-wheeler to disregard malfunctioning automated traffic signal

Introduced in the House

Sept. 11, 2012

Introduced by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R-65)

To allow motorcycle, bicycle, moped or three-wheeler vehicles to proceed through a red light at an automated traffic signal if the device does not detect them within one full cycle, or 60 seconds if it is not working at all. If the person gets a ticket anyway there would be a legal presumption that the automated signal was not working, rebuttable only by testimony that a law enforcement official witnessed the person proceeding before the specified time limits.

Referred to the Committee on Transportation

Nov. 28, 2012

Reported without amendment

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.