Un-Responsive Light Legislation Reintroduced

LMB is pleased to report that our malfunctioning traffic signal legislation (HB 4265) was recently reintroduced by Representative Mike Shirkey of Clarklake (District 65).  HB 4265 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. The bill was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on February 14th.

The legislation was first introduced during the final weeks of the 2012 legislative session. In November, LMB’s Advocacy and Policy Director, John Lindenmayer,…

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