Report Title:

School Zone Traffic Signals, Signage, and Crosswalks

Description:

Requires the department of transportation to establish standards for the placement of school zone traffic signals, signage, and crosswalks, on public roads, to help ensure the safety of students, parents, and school personnel.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

679

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2003

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to school zoneS.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Chapter 291C, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"291C- Standards for school zone traffic signals, signage, and crosswalks. (a) The department of transportation shall establish standards for the placement of traffic signals, signage, and crosswalks, on public roads within school zones, to facilitate safe access to and from public schools by students, parents, and school personnel, which shall include the following:

(1) A flashing yellow caution sign within a one-half mile radius of each public school;

(2) A minimum number of "Caution--School Crossing"; "Slow --Children at Play", or other signs deemed appropriate by the department of transportation, within a one-quarter mile radius of each public school; and

(3) A crosswalk every one hundred fifty feet or two blocks, whichever is less, within a one-half mile radius of each public school.

(b) The State shall reimburse the counties, from the state highway fund, for the cost of creating and placing the required school zone traffic signals, signage, and crosswalks, on county roads.

(c) All plans for the construction of new public schools after January 1, 2004, shall include the traffic safety standards in their infrastructure design."

SECTION 2. The department of transportation shall develop standards for the school zone traffic signals, signage, and crosswalks by January 1, 2004.

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

INTRODUCED BY:

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