HOUSE BILL No. 1118
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 9-21.
Synopsis: Proceeding through an intersection at a red light. Authorizes
the operator of a: (1) motorcycle; (2) motorized bicycle; (3) motor
scooter; or (4) bicycle; approaching an intersection that is controlled by
a traffic control signal to proceed through the intersection on a steady
red signal under certain circumstances. Makes conforming
Effective: July 1, 2013.
Karickhoff, Brown T
January 8, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.
First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1118
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 9-21-3-7; (13)IN1118.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 9-21-3-7, AS AMENDED BY P.L.43-2011,
SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 7. (a) Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic
control signals exhibiting different colored lights or colored lighted
arrows successively, one (1) at a time or in combination, only the
colors green, red, or yellow may be used, except for special pedestrian
signals under IC 9-21-18.
(b) The lights indicate and apply to drivers of vehicles and
pedestrians as follows:
(1) Green indication means the following:
(A) Vehicular traffic facing a circular green signal may
proceed straight through or turn right or left, unless a sign at
the place prohibits either turn.
(B) Vehicular traffic, including vehicles turning right or left,
shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles and to pedestrians
lawfully within the intersection or an adjacent sidewalk at the
time the signal is exhibited.
(C) Vehicular traffic facing a green arrow signal, shown alone
or in combination with another indication, may cautiously
enter the intersection only to make the movement indicated by
the green arrow or other movement permitted by other
indications shown at the same time.
(D) Vehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians
lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic
lawfully using the intersection.
(E) Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian control signal,
pedestrians facing a green signal, except when the sole green
signal is a turn arrow, may proceed across the roadway within
a marked or unmarked crosswalk.
(2) Steady yellow indication means the following:
(A) Vehicular traffic facing a steady circular yellow or yellow
arrow signal is warned that the related green movement is
being terminated and that a red indication will be exhibited
(B) A pedestrian facing a steady circular yellow or yellow
arrow signal, unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian control
signal, is advised that there is insufficient time to cross the
roadway before a red indication is shown, and a pedestrian
may not start to cross the roadway at that time.
(3) Steady red indication means the following:
(A) Except as provided in
clause clauses (B) and (D),
vehicular traffic facing a steady circular red or red arrow
signal shall stop at a clearly marked stop line. However, if
there is no clearly marked stop line, vehicular traffic shall stop
before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the
intersection. If there is no crosswalk, vehicular traffic shall
stop before entering the intersection and shall remain standing
until an indication to proceed is shown.
(B) Except when a sign is in place prohibiting a turn described
in this subdivision, vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal,
after coming to a complete stop, may cautiously enter the
intersection to do the following:
(i) Make a right turn.
(ii) Make a left turn if turning from the left lane of a
one-way street into another one-way street with the flow of
Vehicular traffic making a turn described in this subdivision
shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an
adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic using the intersection.
(C) Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian control signal
pedestrians facing a steady circular red or red arrow signal
may not enter the roadway.
(D) If the operator of a motorcycle, motorized bicycle,
motor scooter, or bicycle approaches an intersection that
is controlled by a traffic control signal, the operator may
proceed through the intersection on a steady red signal
only if the operator:
(i) comes to a complete stop at the intersection for at
least one hundred twenty (120) seconds; and
(ii) exercises due caution as provided by law, otherwise
treats the traffic control signal as a stop sign, and
determines that it is safe to proceed.
(4) No indication or conflicting indications means the following:
(A) Except as provided in clause (C), vehicular traffic facing
an intersection having a signal that displays no indication or
conflicting indications, where no other control is present, shall
stop before entering the intersection.
(B) After stopping, vehicular traffic may proceed with caution
through the intersection and shall yield the right-of-way to
traffic within the intersection or approaching so closely as to
constitute an immediate hazard.
(C) Vehicular traffic entering an intersection or crosswalk
facing a pedestrian hybrid beacon may proceed without
stopping if no indication is displayed on the pedestrian hybrid
(5) This section applies to traffic control signals located at a place
other than an intersection. A stop required under this subdivision
must be made at the signal, except when the signal is
supplemented by a sign or pavement marking indicating where
the stop must be made.
SOURCE: IC 9-21-10-7; (13)IN1118.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 9-21-10-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 7. (a) Subject to
subsection (b), all traffic regulations and all rights and duties inured
from the traffic regulations that apply to a person who drives or
operates a motor vehicle apply to a person who operates a motorcycle,
except the following:
(1) Regulations that expressly do not apply to motorcycles.
(2) Regulations that by their nature have no application.
(b) IC 9-21-3-7(b)(3)(D) applies to the operation of a motorcycle.
SOURCE: IC 9-21-11-13.5; (13)IN1118.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 9-21-11-13.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 13.5. IC 9-21-3-7(b)(3)(D) applies
to the operation of a:
(1) motorized bicycle;
(2) motor scooter; or