as amended, Bloom.
begin deleteBicycle riders. end delete
Existing law provides that a person riding a bicycle or operating a pedicab on a highway has the rights of, and is subject to specified existing provisions governing, the driver of a vehicle on a highway, except for those provisions that by their very nature can have no application. Existing law also provides that a peace officer, as defined, operating a bicycle during the course of his or her duties and under specified circumstances is exempt from those provisions, subject to specified limitations.end delete
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.end delete
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
begin deleteOperative January 1, 1993, no end deletelocal authority
begin delete mayend delete allow a person who is alleged to have committed a
5traffic offense in violation of this
begin delete codeend delete or an ordinance or
6resolution adopted under this code, to participate in a driver
7awareness or education program or in any other diversion program
8as an alternative to the procedure required to be followed under
9this code for alleged violations of this code.
10 Thisend delete
11 section does not apply to diversion
begin delete programs for who
begin delete commit infractionsend delete not involving a motor vehicle for which no fee
Section 21200 of the Vehicle Code is amended
(a) A person riding a bicycle or operating a pedicab
18upon a highway has the rights and is subject to the provisions of
19this division applicable to the driver of a vehicle, including, but
20not limited to, provisions concerning driving under the influence
21of alcoholic beverages or drugs, and by Division 10 (commencing
22with Section 20000), Section 27400, Division 16.7 (commencing
23with Section 39000), Division 17 (commencing with Section
2440000.1), and Division 18 (commencing with Section 42000),
25except those provisions that by their very nature can have no
27(b) (1) A peace officer, as defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing
28with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code, operating
P3 1a bicycle during the course of his or her duties is exempt from the
2requirements of subdivision (a), except as those requirements relate
3to driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs, if
4the bicycle is being operated under any of the following
6(A) In response to an emergency call.
7(B) While engaged in rescue operations.
8(C) In the immediate pursuit of an actual or suspected violator
9of the law.
10(2) This subdivision does not relieve a peace officer from the
11duty to operate a bicycle with due regard for the safety of persons
12using the highway.