02RS HB498


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HB 498 (BR 1925) - L. Belcher

     AN ACT relating to stopping distances at railroad crossings.
     Amend KRS 189.550 to increase the stopping distances prior to a railroad crossing by vehicles transporting children from between 10 and 30 feet to between 15 and 50 feet; amend KRS 189.560, relating to stopping distances for all vehicles at unsafe railroad crossings, and KRS 189.565, relating to stopping distances for vehicles transporting inflammable liquids or explosives, to conform.


     HCS - Retain original provision of the bill and include in each section a provision that if visibility is impaired at a crossing, the driver may, after stopping, allow the vehicle to slowly roll forward to gain the required visibility.

     Jan 25-introduced in House
     Jan 28-to Transportation (H)
     Feb 26-posted in committee
     Feb 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 1-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 6-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 7, 2002
     Mar 7-3rd reading, passed 97-1 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 8-received in Senate
     Mar 12-to Transportation (S)

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