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PIKESVILLE — Maryland State Police are reminding motorists of a new law about to take effect regarding actions drivers must take when approaching intersections with non-functioning traffic signals.
Beginning Oct. 1, 2012, a driver approaching a non-functioning traffic control signal from any direction at an intersection shall stop:
(We are just joining MANY other states where this has been the law for MANY years.)
Late last night the Maryland General Assembly passed House Bill 363!
Thanks to you, Maryland made history in enacting the Manslaughter by Vehicle or Vessel – Criminal Negligence bill. The passage of HB 363, is a great victory in making Maryland’s roads safer and our system more equitable. Bike Maryland thanks the many organizations that supported this bill, as well as, the advocates and the families of victims that passionately promoted this critical legislation. We give deep thanks to Delegate Simmons, sponsor of the bill, and the many legislators that worked to pass the bill.
We support the Senate’s amendment to the bill that is based on the Model Penal Code, a suggested criminal code developed by the American Law Institute. Click here to view the amendment.
Many hundreds of you called and emailed your legislators asking them to support HB 363. We thank you for your meaningful outreach and ask that you again contact your legislators and thank them for their support. They will greatly appreciate hearing from you.
Early in May, we expect Governor O’Malley to sign the bill into law. The new law will become effective on October 1st!