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AB-694 Bicycles.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 21202 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

21202.
 (a) Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway at a speed less than the normal speed of traffic moving in the same direction at that time shall ride as close as practicable to  in  the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway  lane or bicycle lane, if one is present,  except under any of the following situations:
(1) When overtaking and passing another bicycle or vehicle proceeding in the same direction.
(2) When preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway.
(3) (b)  When reasonably necessary to avoid conditions (including, but not limited to, fixed or moving objects, vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards, or substandard width lanes) that make it unsafe to continue along the right-hand curb or edge, subject to the provisions of Section 21656. For purposes of this section, a “substandard width lane” is a  Any person operating a bicycle in a right-hand  lane that is too narrow wide enough  for a bicycle vehicle  and a vehicle bicycle  to travel safely side by side within the lane. lane shall ride far enough to the right in order to allow vehicles to pass, except under any of the following situations: 
(1) When reasonably necessary to avoid conditions that make it hazardous to continue along the right-hand edge of the lane.
(4) (2)  When approaching a place where a right turn is authorized.
(b) (c)  Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway of a highway, which highway carries traffic in one direction only and has two or more marked traffic lanes, may ride as near the left-hand curb or edge of that roadway as practicable.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.