We are one step closer to actually seeing SB 5141 (Traffic Signals) getting to the Governor’s desk. Late last night the official language of the House Transportation Committee proposed amendment was released.
The proposed language, offered by Representative Luis Moscoso (Prime Sponsor of the House companion bill HB 1238), changes the requirement for the rider to wait “one full cycle” of a signaling device to a requirement for the rider to wait 90 seconds for the system to initiate a change. This gives us coverage at the intersections that have no traffic to initiate a change in the signal, and is a good common sense approach to clarify the issue. The only dissenting committee members were 5 freshmen, 2 of which come from law enforcement backgrounds.
Now is the time for riders to begin contacting their Representatives and Senators to urge their support of this good common sense approach to solving the traffic signal issue. Emphasize the fact that the proposed proposed amendment has the support the large majority of Transportation Committee members, many who come from law enforcement, first responder, and city/county government backgrounds.
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Until next time,
Ride safely and legislate well,