SIGNED INTO LAW - AB 1581 (Fuller) Traffic-actuated signals

Bill Number and Name: AB 1581 Traffic-actuated signals: bicycles: motorcycles

Author: Assembly Member Jean Fuller (Bakersfield)

Link to Bill Language as amended July 12:

Summary: This bill would include as an official traffic control device a traffic-actuated signal that displays one or more of its indications in response to the presence of traffic detected by mechanical, visual, electrical, or other means. Upon the first placement or replacement of a traffic-actuated signal, the signal would have to be installed and maintained, to the extent feasible and in conformance with professional engineering practices, so as to detect lawful bicycle or motorcycle traffic on the roadway.


  • Passed (79-0) Assembly on May 13, 2007.
  • Passed (9-0) Sen. Com. on T. & H. June 27.
  • Passed (16-0) Senate Appropriations July 11.
  • Signed by Governor, Oct 8.

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