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AB-2363 Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force.(2017-2018)

As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 08, 2018


 Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 3095) is added to Division 2 of the Vehicle Code, to read:

CHAPTER  8. Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force
 (a) On or before July 1, 2019, the Secretary of Transportation shall establish and convene the Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force.
(b) The task force shall include, but is not limited to, representatives from the Department of the California Highway Patrol, the University of California and other academic institutions, the Department of Transportation, the State Department of Public Health, local governments, bicycle safety organizations, statewide motorist service membership organizations, transportation advocacy organizations, and labor organizations.
(c) The task force shall develop a structured, coordinated process for early engagement of all parties to develop policies to reduce traffic fatalities to zero.
 (a) The Secretary of Transportation shall prepare and submit a report of findings based on the Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force’s efforts to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature on or before January 1, 2020.
(b) The report shall include, but is not limited to, a detailed analysis of the following issues:
(1) The existing process for establishing speed limits, including a detailed discussion on where speed limits are allowed to deviate from the 85th percentile.
(2) Existing policies on how to reduce speeds on local streets and roads.
(3) A recommendation as to whether an alternative to the use of the 85th percentile as a method for determining speed limits should be considered, and if so, what alternatives should be looked at.
(4) Engineering recommendations on how to increase vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle safety.
(5) Additional steps that can be taken to eliminate vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle fatalities on the road.
(6) Existing reports and analyses on calculating the 85th percentile at the local, state, national, and international levels.
(7) Usage of the 85th percentile in urban and rural settings.
(8) How local bicycle and pedestrian plans affect the 85th percentile.
 This chapter shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2023, and as of that date is repealed.