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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 07:29 PM

Legislators move fast to fix 2-month-old Ohio law allowing drivers to ignore red lights

The bills lawmakers rushed to pass during the lame-duck session late last year included one that mistakenly turned red lights in Ohio into stop signs that drivers could ignore if they felt enough time passed.

Now lawmakers are rushing to fix the issue.

As the last General Assembly drew to a close, lawmakers amended and passed House Bill 154 as a way to allow both vehicles and bicycles to go through red lights if the signal fails to recognize the vehicle and activate.

But Columbus Police Sgt. Nick Konves, a member of the bicycle coordination unit, said when he read the bill, it "allows motor vehicles to treat intersections like stop signs."

Read more: http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170222/legislators-move-fast-to-fix-2-month-old-ohio-law-allowing-drivers-to-ignore-red-lights

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 07:33 PM

1. Republicans can't govern, period, but they sure like killling people with crazy laws.

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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 07:33 PM

2. There are a lot of Ohio drivers that have ignored them for years

For a long time, I had vehicles blow past me every morning in Westlake.

I don't go to work in Westlake anymore, but I bet they are still doing it.

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