Public Hearing for an Act to Reduce Traffic Fatalities

Senator William Brownsberger, Representatives David Rogers and Jonathan Hecht along with several other legislators and a coalition of bicycle, pedestrian and transportation advocates worked together to develop a bill, An Act to Reduce Traffic Fatalities, which includes several measures to improve road safety. This comprehensive road safety bill includes:

• childhood bicycle education
• large vehicle safety equipment improvements
• hands-free cellphone law
• lower speed limits on certain state roads
• defines a safe passing distance for vulnerable road users — bicycles, pedestrians
• limited authorization for automated enforcement cameras
• a statewide standardized crash report for first responders
• mandatory rear red light for cyclists biking at night
• other changes to the traffic laws to promote bicycle safety

Attend this public hearing to learn more about this important bill and to give testimony.