Amended in Assembly March 19, 2013

California Legislature—2013–14 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 612


Introduced by Assembly Member Nazarian

February 20, 2013


An act to amend Sectionbegin delete 28100end deletebegin insert 21455.7end insert of the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 612, as amended, Nazarian. begin deleteVehicle: pilot cars. end deletebegin insertAutomated enforcement systems.end insert

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Existing law requires the minimum yellow light change interval at an intersection at which there is an automated enforcement system in operation to be established in accordance with the Traffic Manual of the Department of Transportation. Existing law provides that the minimum yellow light change intervals relating to designated approach speeds provided in the manual are mandatory minimum yellow light change intervals.

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This bill, instead, would require the minimum yellow light change interval for all movements at an intersection at which there is an automated enforcement system in operation to be established at one second beyond the yellow light change intervals relating to designated approach speeds provided in the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, or its successor. The bill would provide that those minimum yellow light change intervals are mandatory minimum yellow light change intervals, and that a citation issued by a law enforcement agency shall be dismissed if the local governmental agency or local authority has not established the yellow light change intervals in compliance with the requirements of this section.

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Existing law requires a pilot car, which is a vehicle that escorts oversized or special load vehicles, to display at least one red warning flag on each side of the vehicle and requires the flags to be a minimum of 16 inches square and visible from both the front and rear of the vehicle.

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This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change in that provision.

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Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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begin insertSECTION 1.end insert  

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begin insertSection 21455.7 of the end insertbegin insertVehicle Codeend insertbegin insert is amended
2to read:end insert

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21455.7.  

(a) At an intersection at which there is an automated
4enforcement system in operation, the minimum yellow light change
5intervalbegin insert for all movementsend insert shall be establishedbegin delete in accordance with
6the Traffic Manual of the Department of Transportationend delete
begin insert at one
7second beyond the yellow light change intervals relating to
8designated approach speeds provided in the California Manual
9on Uniform Traffic Control Devicesend insert
begin insert, or its successorend insert.

10(b) begin deleteFor purposes of subdivision (a), the end deletebegin insertThe end insertminimum yellow
11light change intervalsbegin delete relating to designated approach speeds
12provided in the Traffic Manual of the Department of Transportationend delete

13begin insert established pursuant to subdivision (a)end insert are mandatory minimum
14yellow lightbegin insert changeend insert intervals.begin insert A citation issued by a law
15enforcement agency shall be dismissed if the local governmental
16agency or local authority has not established the yellow light
17change intervals in compliance with the requirements of this
18section.end insert

19(c) A yellow light change interval may exceed the minimum
20interval established pursuant to subdivision (a).

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SECTION 1.  

Section 28100 of the Vehicle Code is amended
22to read:

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28100.  

A pilot car shall display at least one red warning flag
24on each side of the vehicle. The flags shall be a minimum of 16
25inches square, and shall be visible from both the front and rear of
26the vehicle. The flags shall be removed or covered when the vehicle
27is not operating as a pilot car.

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