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HF 4245

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to traffic regulations; amending requirements for a person operating
a bicycle to stop at a stop sign or traffic-control signal; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2006, section 169.222, by adding a subdivision.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.222, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Bicycle stopping requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, "in the
vicinity" means located in an intersection or approaching an intersection so closely as to
constitute an immediate hazard during the time a person operating a bicycle would be
moving within the intersection.
new text end

new text begin (b) A person operating a bicycle who approaches a stop sign or traffic-control signal
with a steady red indication, including a circular red signal or red arrow signal, shall slow
to a reasonable speed that allows for stopping promptly. If a vehicle is in the vicinity, the
person operating a bicycle shall stop before entering the intersection, and otherwise:
new text end

new text begin (1) if the traffic-control device is a stop sign, notwithstanding subdivision 1
and section 169.06, subdivision 4, the person may make a turn or proceed through the
intersection without stopping; and
new text end

new text begin (2) if the traffic-control device is a traffic-control signal, notwithstanding subdivision
1 and section 169.06, subdivision 5:
new text end

new text begin (i) the person may make a right-hand turn, or a left-hand turn onto a one-way
roadway, without stopping; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) the person may proceed through the intersection after stopping but before
traffic-control signal indication changes to green, if no vehicle is in the vicinity.
new text end

new text begin (c) Nothing in this section alters the right-of-way requirements under section 169.20.
The provisions under this section do not apply when traffic is controlled by a traffic or
peace officer.
new text end