LMB Testifies on Un-Responsive Light Legislation

Today, LMB’s Advocacy and Policy Director, John Lindenmayer, testified before the House Transportation Committee in support of HB 5848. The bill introduced by Representative Mike Shirkey would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code (MCL 257.611) to allow the driver of a bicycle, motorcycle, moped, or 3-wheeled vehicle to proceed through the stop signal of an automated stoplight if the automated stoplight fails to detect the presence of such a vehicle for the purposes of making a signal change.

This applies if the stoplight fails to detect the vehicle’s presence after one full cycle of the automated stoplight after making the stop, or after 60 seconds if the automated stoplight is not cycling or if the driver is unable to determine whether the…

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