STAND. COM. REP. NO 633

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                

 

RE:    S.B. No. 415

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

     Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 415 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO BICYCLE SIGNALS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose and intent of this measure is to allow bicyclists to signal a right turn by using their right hand and arm extended horizontally from the right side of the bicycle.

 

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation Services, City and County of Honolulu; Hawaii Bicycling League; and one individual.

 

     Your Committee finds that this measure enhances traffic safety by giving motor vehicle drivers advanced indication of the intent of a bicyclist to make a right turn.  Your Committee supports measures like this that help to make bicycling safer.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 415 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

 


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,

 

 

 

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CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair