After protracted hearings and fights over several days, lawmakers put the brakes Thursday on a bill that would have let bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles run red lights legally in some instances.
The House Transportation Committee downed HB327 in a 6-5 vote. It came after attempts to amend the bill to find enough support to approve it after earlier votes had stalled it.
Rep. Johnny Anderson, R-Taylorsville, sponsor of the bill, said traffic lights often do not detect bicycles and motorcycles, leaving them stranded, especially in left-turn lanes. The bill would have allowed them to go through such lights if they waited for 90 seconds first and proceeded when traffic is clear.