The House version of the Vulnerable Roadway User bill (H7463) has been scheduled hearing before the House Judiciary committee on Tuesday, Mar. 27 at the rise of the house (~4:30PM) in the House Lounge. Anyone wishing to offer testimony on this bill can attend this meeting and speak. If you are not able to attend, but wish to offer written testimony.
This version of the Vulnerable Roadway User bill defines a Vulnerable Road User as essentially anyone who is not inside a vehicle, but is using a roadway in a legal manner, including construction workers and police officers. The bill sets out a set of responses for striking one of these classes of people without exercising due care to avoid a collision that causes injury or death. The sentencing guidelines for this bill provide that a person found guilty will complete a traffic safety training, community service, temporary license suspension and a fine from $85 to $5,000.
RIBIKE thanks Representatives Tanzi, Handy, Martin, Winfield and Tomasso for sponsoring this bill.