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2012 House Bill 5848: Allow two-wheeler to disregard malfunctioning automated traffic signal
  1. Introduced by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on September 11, 2012, 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.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the House Transportation Committee on September 11, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on November 28, 2012, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.