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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 837         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1650

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Cynthia S. Creem

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to bicycle safety.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Cynthia S. Creem

First Middlesex and Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 837        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1650

By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1650) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to bicycle visibility on the road.  Transportation. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to bicycle safety.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1:  Subsection (8) of section 11B of chapter 85 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the following words:- “either a lamp emitting a red light, or a red reflector visible for not less than six hundred feet when directly in front of lawful lower beams of headlamps on a motor vehicle” and inserting the following words:- “a lamp emitting a red light visible from a distance of at least six hundred feet” and by inserting, in line 66, after the phrase "front of his bicycle" the following language:- “or on the helmet of an operator”

              SECTION 2: Subsection (11) of section 11B of chapter 85 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the following words:- “twenty dollars” and inserting the following words:- “forty dollars”

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