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AB-390 Pedestrian crossing signals.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/09/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 390


Introduced by Assembly Member Santiago

February 09, 2017


An act to amend Section 21456 of the Vehicle Code, relating to pedestrians.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 390, as introduced, Santiago. Pedestrian crossing signals.
Under existing law, a pedestrian facing a “WALK” or approved “Walking Person” symbol may proceed across the roadway in the direction of the signal.
This bill would authorize a pedestrian facing a “countdown” signal to proceed across the roadway in the direction of the signal if there is sufficient time left on the countdown to reasonably complete the crossing safely.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 21456 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

21456.
 Whenever a pedestrian control signal showing the words “WALK” or “WAIT” or “DONT “DON’T WALK” or other approved symbol is in place, the signal shall indicate as follows:
(a) “WALK” or approved “Walking Person” symbol. A pedestrian facing the signal may proceed across the roadway in the direction of the signal, but shall yield the right-of-way to vehicles lawfully within the intersection at the time that signal is first shown.
(b) A “countdown” signal indicating the time remaining for a pedestrian to cross the roadway. A pedestrian facing the signal may proceed across the roadway in the direction of the signal if there is sufficient time left on the countdown to reasonably complete the crossing safely.

(b)

(c) Flashing or steady “DONT DON’T WALK” or “WAIT” or approved “Upraised Hand” symbol. No A pedestrian shall not start to cross the roadway in the direction of the signal, but any pedestrian who has partially completed crossing shall proceed to a sidewalk or safety zone or otherwise leave the roadway while the “WAIT” or “DONT DON’T WALK” or approved “Upraised Hand” symbol is showing.