Pedestrians; crossing highways. (HB277)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Pedestrians crossing highways. Clarifies the duties of vehicles to stop to allow pedestrians to cross highways at marked crosswalks. Amends § 46.2-924, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/31/2013Committee
12/31/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100643D
12/31/2013Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/10/2014Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
01/20/2014Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 3-N)
02/12/2014Left in Transportation

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Comments

terry kasey writes:

While crossing a four-lane on 10/23/13 street in a crosswalk on my bike (there were no dismount postings) a pickup truck doing about 35-40 mph slammed into me shattering my left leg. The police blame me even though I was 3/4 across the road and merging into a bike lane when I got hit. My story is common. His insurance company expects mine to pay to clean the blood off of the truck because of the arbitrary interpretation of the law. We cyclists and pedestrians are just targets. It isn't right ... it isn't fair ... it isn't justice.