MAKE SURE YOU STAY SAFE THIS FALL

MAKE SURE YOU STAY SAFE THIS FALL. National Highway Transportation Safety Association.  August 18, 2018. 1:29 P.M.

Know More About Pedestrian Safety

“Learn More about Pedestrian Safety.”

Be Visible

Make sure you’re visible to drivers at all times and make eye contact with them whenever possible. This is especially important at night, in low-light conditions such as dusk or dawn or in inclement weather.  

According to NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis, 32 percent of all pedestrian fatalities occur between 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.

Wear lightly colored or reflective clothing at night and brightly colored clothing during the day.

Stay in well-lit areas, especially when crossing the street.
If possible, make eye contact with drivers in stopped vehicles to ensure they see you before you cross in front of them.

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Stop…Think Before YOU Cross!

Stay Alert – Avoid Distractions

Distractions are everywhere today and becoming more and more difficult to avoid. Remember that, as a pedestrian, your eyes and ears are your best tools for keeping safe. Stay alert and watch out.

Put down your phone. Smartphones and handheld electronic devices are a daily part of life, but they take your eyes off of the road and distract your attention.

Don’t wear headphones. Your ears will tell you a lot about what is happening around you be sure to use them.

Follow the Rules

Know and follow all traffic rules, signs and signals. You need to be aware of the rules vehicles around you must follow to properly anticipate what drivers will do. This will help increase your safety.

Never assume a driver will give you the right of way. Make every effort to make eye contact with the driver of a stopped or approaching vehicle before entering the roadway.

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Make Sure Driver’s Can See You

Walk in Safe Places

Use crosswalks when crossing the street. If a crosswalk is unavailable, be sure to find well-lit AREAS on the road to cross and wait for a long enough gap in traffic to make it safely across the street.

Stay on sidewalks whenever possible. If a sidewalk is not available, be sure to walk on the far side of the road facing traffic. This will help increase your visibility to drivers.

Avoid walking along highways or other roadways where pedestrians are prohibited.

Avoid Alcohol & Drug Consumption

Almost half of all traffic crashes resulting in pedestrian casualties involve alcohol & drug consumption. Surprisingly, 34 percent of that total was on the part of the pedestrian.

Alcohol impairs your decision-making skills, physical reflexes and other abilities just as much on your feet as it does behind the wheel.

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Oklahoma participated in the 2018 Click It or Ticket and both Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilizations in July and August. The impaired driving mobilization efforts were conducted with the Oklahoma ENDUI tagline. That means that PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION efforts to expand Pedestrian Awareness Crosswalk Education in Public Transportation Policy are supported by statistical models that are working. 

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Oklahoma took part in three national mobilization efforts during FY 2018: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over impaired driving mobilization in December 2017; Click It or Ticket seat belt mobilization in May; and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over impaired driving mobilization in August/September 2018. Oklahoma did not meet the 2017 target for reducing the number of pedestrian fatalities. In response, Oklahoma initiated a request for 12 FY 2017 Funded Projects.[1]

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The OHSO website contains a Mobilization Reporting System which allows agencies to submit participation activity electronically for each mobilization. For several years Oklahoma has employed Law Enforcement/Impaired Driving Liaisons with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to aid in working with local agencies on their seat belt and impaired driving programs and encourage participation in these mobilizations.

Oklahoma did see success when reviewing the significant decreases in Core Outcomes for the following core measures:

[1]FATALITIES AND SERIOUS INJURIES

[2] UNRESTRAINED FATALITIES AND OPERATOR .08 OR MORE BAC FATALITIES

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE NUMBERS THAT ARE BEING REPORTED BY THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION FY2016 ANNUAL REPORT. Published by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office.  Well, Tulsa, Oklahoma is not New York City, but Pedestrians being distracted by texting and other tech device activities is not only affecting public safety in big cities, but in suburban neighborhoods and rural towns as well.  For over 5 months at the intersection of 41st & Harvard, Becco Construction Contract workers and independent contractors have been busy upgrading a road surfacing project that was financed by a 2008 penny sales tax bond.  This project is on schedule and expected to complete in another two weeks according to Becco Construction Contractor’s Company.  PACE TULSA AGS Foundation, wrote an initial op ed story about the Ranch Acres Covenant Community.  For more insight about this part of Tulsa, OK read our historical perspective about Ranch Acres.

Additionally, we feel that since the outcomes of this report are so promising that our 6 month study, An Examination: Intersection Awareness 31st & Harvard to 41st & Yale would mean further validation of these kind of foundation programs.

FATALITIES AND SERIOUS INJURIES

C-1 Number of Fatalities Target: To limit the projected increase in the number of traffic fatalities from 678 in 2013 to 694 in 2016. Oklahoma met its 2015 target to limit an expected increase in fatalities to no more than 712 in 2015, with 643 fatalities reported. While CY2016 results are not yet available, preliminary data to date indicates that fatalities in 2016 may remain fairly consistent with the 2015 results.

C-2 Number of Serious Injuries (State Data) Target: To limit the projected increase in the number of Serious Injuries in MVC from 14,734 in 2013 to 15,791 in 2016. Oklahoma met this target in CY2015, not only limiting but seeing a decrease in serious injuries from 14,732 to 14,266. Preliminary data for CY2016 is not available at this time. However, over the last five years, the number of serious injuries (incapacitating and non-incapacitating) has shown a downward trend, from a high of 16,190 in 2011 to 14,266 in 2015 (Oklahoma data).

NHTSA Core Outcome (C) and Behavior (B) Performance Measures
Company 2014 2015
C-1 Number of Traffic Fatalities (FARS) in Oklahoma 669 643
C-2 Number of Serious Injuries (State Data) 14732 14266

 *The statistics are not reported yet for 2017.  As soon as they are I will post them.

NHTSA Core Outcome (C) and Behavior (B) Performance Measures
Company 2014 2015
C-3 Fatality Rates for Vehicle Miles Traveled (FARS) Target C-3: To limit the projected increase in the Fatalities per 100 Million VMT rate from 1.41 in 2013 to 1.45 in 2016.

Target C-3(a):To maintain the projected Urban Fatalities per 100 Million VMT rate from 0.84 in 2013 to 0.84 in 2016.

Target C-3(b): To limit the projected increase in the Rural Fatalities per 100 Million VMT rate from 2.18 in 2013 to 2.21 in 2016.

1.41 1.35
C-4 Unrestrained Fatalities, all seating positions (FARS) Target in Oklahoma 258 218

As previously addressed in this report (see Performance Measure C-10 on page 10), Oklahoma did not meet the 2015 target for reducing the number of pedestrian fatalities.

In response, Oklahoma initiated a request for 12 – FY 2016 Funded Project Expenditures 13 NHTSA Countermeasures That Work, A Highway Safety Countermeasure Guide for State Highway Safety Offices, Seventh Edition, 2013.  

Children’s Safety Clubs Reduce and Enforce Speed Limits
Elementary-Age Child Pedestrian Training Conspicuity Enhancement
Child School Bus Training Targeted Enforcement 8
Safe Routes to School Driver Training
Impaired Pedestrians: Communications and Outreach Pedestrian Gap Acceptance Training
“Sweeper” Patrols of Impaired Pedestrians 7 University Educational Campaign 

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[1]Oklahoma did not meet the 2015 target for reducing the number of pedestrian fatalities. In response, Oklahoma initiated a request for 12 FY 2016 Funded Projects.[1]

THE REVOLUTIONARY POWER OF CHANGE: An Aware Pedestrian

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THE REVOLUTIONARY POWER OF CHANGE: An Aware Pedestrian

By Terence Morris.  May 2, 2018.  7:51 P.M.

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To test the validity of this definition of “An Aware Pedestrian,” one must examine its’ basic preconception’s:

A)  This “Think-Tank,” is an Emerging Online World Community with which people can identify; and

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B)  In Communal Modular-ism their exists a nascent set of values definable by Self-constitution; Self-governance; and Self-economy. These nascent values help to shape form characteristic cognition.  Areas of our brain are conditioned to behave according to training. 

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November 25th. #16Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.  Become an “Aware Pedestrian.” Share experiences, Supporting “OTHERS,” affected, and “Chit-Chat,” intolerance against slander and disrespectful behaviors.

Self-Constitution, a philosophical book by Christine Korsgaard, in which the author sets out to demonstrate how people determine their own actions.

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Self-Governance, a public policy analysis by Paul D. Miller that teaches, at root, a culture of public responsibility among a citizenry; that is, a widely accepted norm that citizens can and should take a role in public decision-making.  People must believe that they have the right, duty, and ability to govern themselves.  If they stop believing these things, self-government is effectively dead even if the rituals are still observed.

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Self-Economy, by Keith J. Varadi, “The internet and it’s participants are the subjects of mimetic labels and mixed signals. People pass around hokey descriptors of broad and often boring fads.  Objectives have become far more short-term; and critical discourse has all but disappeared.”

Goal-to-Purpose environments

The Goal-to-Purpose environment “guides social-uplift and human preservation activities in ways that have always formed, prerequisite obligations, in online communities throughout the world. Shared traits in modularity aid in shape-form polarization’s particularly assailant in human identities.  These identity traits help define appropriate economic; political; religious; or social norms for group members in almost all global communities.”

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Unilateral existentialist homogeneity

Defines how individual peoples’ lives provoke and stimulate thought. Usually “thought –movements” encourage building governance. Acknowledging protocol and rules, leads user sensitive information; financial records; conversation types; acceptable languages; permission levels; role and body designations, which are all programmatic experiences that never get considered by the participant.  Information technology students and professionals design measurement tools and which store this critical information in encrypted databases and files.

Engagement in think-tanks

When volunteering to become a part of a forum; chat room; organizational; community; or company… how we engage is just as important as practicing “the engagement.”  Acceptance and agreement is usually required. To enter a genomic collection environment demographic determinations made through application interactions; search history; and “habit gauging software applications over a series of clicks; periods in days; weeks; months or year “track” user traits and established “use- profiles” that will accurately allow content and marketing curation.

Participation in intellectual forums helps to establish and cultivate a community voice with independent preparation; creative thoughts; and technical support. 

To ignite progress within progressive “media caveat instruments” influences host matriculation and simultaneously affects the direction of content curation within the marketing process.

The value gained from opinions is found within unique dialogue critique. Once polled about subject matters important to women, most felt in this order that: the economy at 17%, social security at 15%, health care at 14%, terrorism at 12%, the environment at 8%, education at 8%, immigration at 6%, and abortion at 5% were the challenges facing them in 2018.

Structured Voice-to forum environments

Core “belief sets.” An evaluative logic model in classic if-then dialectic briefly defines for the user participant an understandable “speak-thought” format.  Today, certain assurance-level communication relationships exist to provide concise communicable logic.  Enhanced participation, is much more difficult, without knowing the traits of the “user-participant” platform within “click-bank platforms.”  To establish trust within “the global think-tank forum” users expect some type of universal accord.  A “Horn-treatise” if you will.  This symbolic preparation should also be defined in rules for mediation and resolution of questions and content inconsistencies.

The Think-Tank Theater Classic “speak and respond” conversation style

Classic “speak and respond” conversation style, is a” low-level” communication tool, which continues to be useful in “static” or” soft communication structured environments.  People that really don’t want or expect “a whole-lot” of interaction from their participation in online forums, rarely acknowledge or even understand the depth of discovery being harnessed from these oblique representations of Rights of Speech forums.  Therefore, great care must be exercised to protect these individuals from undo privacy intrusions or cybernetic obstructions.  Gross violations of Rights of Speech and privacy Intrusions should always be at the front of any Think-Tank design. 

People that want 100% immersion in all of the communities they join will become quickly impressed with the speed of user-to-learner transitions in PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION modular theoretical applications.

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PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION and the “power of change”

PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION evokes the “power of change” in AGS Participants the moment the “user –participant” hyperlinks into our URL website portal: PACETULSA.com It is in this moment where “user-participants” begin to imagine a reinforced pedestrian awareness crosswalk education identity. It is also in this moment the interstate transportation in “Voice, Body, Mind and Spirit” interconnecting within our humanity to bridge the ideas that are fostered in Modular-Virtual environments.

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“PACE TULSA FOUNDATION, improves peoples’ ability to connect technologically; especially, in developing nations.”

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If you are interested in Pedestrian Awareness Crosswalk Education Advocacy you have reached the right place.  In this segment of our website you can reach out to legislators and other congressional leaders that want to impact the future of public safety in Oklahoma and in your community.  There are over 25 NEW pieces of legislation that have been introduced in 2017 that I am sure will be very interesting to you.  Take your time and explore all of them before you decide which ones you would like to find out more about.  Don’t be afraid…There are over 90,000 listeners in the PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION NETWORK that would love to get on board with your advocacy educational outreach pursuits.  Good Luck and Enjoy reading! 
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Texting and Driving

Status: Pending – Senate Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Sharp (R)
Topics: Distracted Driving
Summary: Relates to texting and driving, relates to text messaging, modifies inclusions, provides exception, deletes certain definitions, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
12/22/2016 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

 
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2017
Motorcycles

Status: Pending – House Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Fry (R)
Topics: Motorcycle Safety
Summary: Relates to motorcycles, relates to headlamps on motorcycles, modifies allowances, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/03/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
02/23/2017 – From SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass.
03/20/2017 – Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
03/27/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

 
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2017
Driving Under the Influence

Status: Pending – Senate Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Allen (R)
Topics: Impaired Driving
Summary: Relates to driving under the influence, relates to penalty for persons under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substance, specifies certain inclusions, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/03/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

Safety Belts

Status: Pending – Senate Appropriations Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Yen (R)
Topics: Seatbelts and Occupant Protection
Summary: Relates to safety belts, relates to safety belt requirements, modifies fine, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/09/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.

 
Texting While Driving

Status: Failed – SENATE
Date of Last Action: 3/23/2017
Author: Dossett (D)
Topics: Distracted Driving
Summary: Relates to texting while driving, creates the Bobbie White Act of 2017, makes it unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle on any street or highway within this state, in a school zone or construction zone while using a cellular telephone or other handheld wireless communications device to engage in voice communications with another person, unless the device is used with an accessory which allows the person to communicate without the use of his or her hands.

History: Click for History
01/11/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
03/02/2017 – From SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass as substituted.
03/02/2017 – Title Stricken.
03/02/2017 – Emergency clause stricken.
03/23/2017 – Substituted on SENATE floor.
03/23/2017 – Failed to pass SENATE.
03/23/2017 – Reconsidered by SENATE.
03/23/2017 – Failed to pass SENATE.

 
Driving Under the Influence

Status: Pending – Senate Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Pederson (R)
Topics: Impaired Driving
Summary: Relates to driving under the influence, creates the Debra Reed Act, relates sentencing powers of the court, adds certain sentencing requirements, relates to the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, makes certain acts unlawful.

History: Click for History
01/18/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

 
Drivers Licenses

Status: Pending – Senate Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Allen (R)
Topics: Senior Drivers Issues
Summary: Relates to drivers licenses, adds certain renewal procedure for certain medical examination certificate, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/18/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

Electronic Communication Devices

Status: Pending – Senate Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Yen (R)
Topics: Distracted Driving
Summary: Relates to electronic communication devices, States legislative findings, directs the Commission of the Department of Public Safety promulgate rules and regulations to implement provisions relating to field testing of electronic communication devices, provides definitions, directs compliance, States purpose, makes certain implied consent, allows for certain revocation for noncompliance, requires certain report, allows for revocation hearing, direction certain action, allows certain evidence be admissible.

History: Click for History
01/19/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

 
School Buses

Status: Pending – House Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Holt (R)
Topics: School Bus Safety
Summary: Relates to school buses, relates to meeting or overtaking stopped school bus, modifies penalty, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/19/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
02/16/2017 – From SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass.
03/14/2017 – Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
03/27/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

 
Speed Limits

Status: Pending – House Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/21/2017
Author: Silk (R)
Topics: Speed Limits
Summary: Relates to speed limits, relates to maximum and minimum limits, provides for certain request for altering certain speed limit, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/20/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
02/21/2017 – From SENATE Committee on TRANSPORTATION: Do pass as amended.
02/21/2017 – Title Stricken.
03/21/2017 – Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
03/27/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

 
Impaired Driving

Status: Pending – House Appropriations and Budget Committee
Date of Last Action: 3/22/2017
Author: David (R) Additional Authors: Rader (R)
Topics: Impaired Driving
Summary: Relates to impaired driving, creates the Impaired Driving Elimination Act 2, provides purpose of creation of the act, relates to giving of notice, authorizes a notice of treatment category, updates language, relates to mandatory revocation of driving privileges.

History: Click for History
01/20/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
02/23/2017 – From SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass.
02/23/2017 – To SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
03/01/2017 – From SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Do pass as amended.
03/22/2017 – Substituted on SENATE floor.
03/22/2017 – Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
03/27/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND BUDGET.

 
Motor Vehicles

Status: Pending – Senate Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/16/2017
Author: Derby D (R)
Topics: Motorcycle Safety
Summary: Relates to motor vehicles, relates to headlamps on motorcycles, clarifies references, allows for certain auxiliary lighting, provides limitations on auxiliary lighting, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/18/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
02/16/2017 – From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass as substituted.
03/02/2017 – Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
03/14/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

 
Motor Vehicles

Status: Pending – HOUSE
Date of Last Action: 2/16/2017
Author: West R (R)
Topics: School Bus Safety
Summary: Relates to motor vehicles, relates to lighting equipment and devices for school buses and church buses, requires certain lighting equipment for school buses, requires permanent mount, provides parameters for mount location, requires continuous use under certain condition, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/18/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
02/16/2017 – From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass as substituted.

 
Motor Vehicles

Status: Pending – House Rules Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Casey (R)
Topics: School Bus Safety
Summary: Relates to motor vehicles, creates the School Bus Driver Training and Licensing Act of 2017, provides for noncodification, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/18/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on RULES.

Insurance

Status: Pending – House Insurance Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: West T (R)
Topics: Motorcycle Safety
Summary: Relates to insurance, requires automobile and motorcycle insurance rates to include premium reductions for completing a victims impact panel program, provides exception for attending certain court-ordered programs, directs insurance companies to allow certain premium reductions, provides qualification to be based on certificate of completion, provides time period for discount, defines term, provides for codification, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/18/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.

 
Motor Vehicles

Status: Pending – House Transportation Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Condit (D)
Topics: Speed Limits
Summary: Relates to motor vehicles, relates to maximum and minimum speed limits, removes additional limitations for school buses, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/19/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION.

Motor Vehicles

Status: Pending – House Appropriations and Budget Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Roberts D (R)
Topics: School Bus Safety
Summary: Relates to motor vehicles, relates to maximum and minimum speed limits, provides maximum fine and court costs for certain violations, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/19/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND BUDGET.

Driving Under the Influence

Status: Pending – SENATE
Date of Last Action: 3/22/2017
Author: Enns (R)
Topics: Impaired Driving
Summary: Relates to driving under the influence, creates the Debra Reed Act, relates to sentencing powers of the court, adds certain sentencing requirement.

History: Click for History
01/19/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY – CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CORRECTIONS.
02/22/2017 – From HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY – CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CORRECTIONS: Do pass.
03/22/2017 – Amended on HOUSE floor.
03/22/2017 – Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.

Motor Vehicles

Status: Pending – Senate Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Enns (R)
Topics: Child Passenger Protection
Summary: Relates to motor vehicles, relates to child passenger restraint system requirements, provides exception from rear-facing requirement for children of physically disabled parent, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/19/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
02/09/2017 – From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass.
02/14/2017 – Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
03/14/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

Motor Vehicles

Status: Pending – House Government Modernization Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Inman (D)
Topics: Child Passenger Protection
Summary: Relates to motor vehicles, relates to child passenger restraint systems, modifies criteria requiring certain restraints, declares an emergency.

History: Click for History
01/19/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on GOVERNMENT MODERNIZATION.

 
Bicyclists at Stop Signs

Status: Pending – House Rules Committee
Date of Last Action: 2/6/2017
Author: Moore L (R)
Topics: Pedestrian and Bike Safety
Summary: Relates to bicycles, authorizes bicyclists to yield at stop signs and proceed through red lights under certain circumstances, provides for codification, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/20/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on RULES.

 
Motor Vehicles

Status: Pending – HOUSE
Date of Last Action: 2/9/2017
Author: Kannady (R)
Topics: Impaired Driving
Summary: Relates to motor vehicles, relates to district court appeals of driver license cancellations, denials, suspensions, and revocations, eliminates reference to certain administrative hearings and appeals process, clarifies timeline for filing of appeals, relates to ignition interlock devices, requires certain periodic reporting by device providers, requires revocation and suspension of driving privileges for interlock violations.

History: Click for History
01/20/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY – CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL.
02/09/2017 – From HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY – CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL: Do pass as substituted.

 
Criminal Procedure

Status: Pending – Senate Judiciary Committee
Date of Last Action: 3/1/2017
Author: Jordan J (R)
Topics: Impaired Driving
Summary: Relates to criminal procedure, authorizes defendants to file application for certain evidentiary hearings, provides time limitations for filing applications and holding hearings, directs district courts to file decisions within a certain period of time, relates to the question of involuntary intoxication at the time of the offense of driving under the influence.

History: Click for History
01/20/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
03/01/2017 – From HOUSE Committee on RULES: Do pass as substituted.
03/21/2017 – Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
03/27/2017 – To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.

 
Overtaking and Passing Bicycles

Status: Pending – Senate Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 3/20/2017
Author: Williams (D)
Topics: Pedestrian and Bike Safety
Summary: Relates to bicycles, relates to overtaking and passing bicycles, modifies due care requirements in certain conditions, modifies circumstances when certain fine is applicable, modifies fine amounts, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/20/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
02/23/2017 – From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass.
03/20/2017 – Amended on HOUSE floor.
03/20/2017 – Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
03/27/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.

 
Motor Vehicles

Status: Pending – Senate Public Safety Committee
Date of Last Action: 3/7/2017
Author: McCall (R) Additional Authors: Ownbey (R)
Topics: Speed Limits
Summary: Relates to motor vehicles, relates to driving on roadways laned for traffic, adds restrictions for the use of the left-hand lane, provides exception when overtaking and passing another vehicle, provides an effective date.

History: Click for History
01/20/2017 – PREFILED.
02/06/2017 – INTRODUCED.
02/07/2017 – To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
02/09/2017 – From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass as substituted.
03/07/2017 – Amended on HOUSE floor.
03/07/2017 – Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
03/20/2017 – To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
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2017 Public Safety
Senators
Senator Jack Fry Chair 
Senator Wayne Shaw Vice Chair
Senator Josh Brecheen
Senator J.J. Dossett
Senator Tom Dugger
Senator Darcy Jech
Senator Kevin Matthews
Senator Greg McCortney
Senator Lonnie Paxton
Senator Roger Thompson
Senator Ervin Yen
Becky Halliburton Analyst
Matt Duehning  Attorney 
Will Robinson Fiscal Analyst
Andrea Gaylord  Administrative Assistant
Capitol Address
District Address
Senator Greg McCortney
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 528B
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5541
mccortney@oksenate.gov
Executive Assistant: Madeline Baldwin
117 S. Broadway
Ada, OK 74820

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PEDESTRIANS

Who is a Pedestrian?

A pedestrian is a person traveling on foot, whether walking or running. In some communities, those traveling using tiny wheels such as roller skates, skateboards, and scooters, as well as wheelchair users are also included as pedestrians.

Pedestrian – Wikipedia. 2018

AWARENESS

What is a Pedestrian Sign?

Pedestrian Signs are the most important Traffic Signs on the road today. Protect your Pedestrian Traffic with Pedestrian Crossing Signs from SafetySign.com. Our full selection of Pedestrian Signs range from Pedestrian Crossing Panels to MUTCD compliant Pedestrian Crossing Signs.

Pedestrian Signs, Pedestrian Crossing Signs, Pedestrian Crosswalk.

What is a Pedestrian Lane?

A pedestrian crossing or crosswalk is a place designated for pedestrians to cross a road. Crosswalks are designed to keep pedestrians together where they can be seen by motorists, and where they can cross most safely across the flow of vehicular traffic.

Pedestrian crossing – Wikipedia. 2018

When can you cross the street?

When crossing a street, pedestrians should stop at the edge of the road and look left, right, and then left again before proceeding. When the roadway is clear, begincrossing while looking over your shoulder for turning vehicles; always check for traffic while crossing and yield to oncoming traffic.

Pedestrian Safety – Rancho Cordova Police Department

http://www.ranchocordovapd.com/information/pedestrian_safety.cfm

Do I have to stop for Pedestrians at a Crosswalk?

At an uncontrolled intersection (no signals, signs, or marked crosswalks), if apedestrian is standing on the sidewalk or off of the roadway and has not stepped out onto the roadway so as to indicate an intention to cross the street, vehicular traffic is not required to stop.Jan 24, 2009

Do I have to stop for pedestrians waiting at a crosswalk? – Seattle 911 …

blog.seattlepi.com/seattle911/…/do-i-have-to-stop-for-pedestrians-waiting-at-a-crosswalk…

Do Pedestrians have the right-of-way?

MYTH #1: Pedestrians always have the right-of-way. REALITY: No, not always. Legally, pedestrians have the right-of-way at controlled intersections and in marked crosswalks; but the law also states that “no pedestrian shall unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.”

Crosswalks and Pedestrian Safety – Salisbury University

https://www.salisbury.edu/smokefree/docs/crosswalk_safety.htm

Do pedestrians have the right of way at a stop sign?

Also, yield to the vehicle or bicycle that arrives first, or to the vehicle or bicycle on your right if it reaches the intersection at the same time as you. At “T” intersections without “STOP” or “YIELD” signs, yield to traffic and pedestrians on the through road. They have the right-of-way.

Right-of-Way Rules

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/wcm/connect/dmv_content_en/dmv/…/right_of_way

Do you have to yield to Pedestrians?

In the absence of a crosswalk at an intersection, drivers must stop before reaching the intersection. If there is a crosswalk, drivers must allow a pedestrian who has the proper signal to cross the street. If a motor vehicle has a green light, pedestrians and bicyclists should yield the right of way to that vehicle.

Is it true that motor vehicles always have to yield the

http://www.newlinlaw.com/pedestrian…/is-it-true-that-motor-vehicles-always-have-to-yield-the…

JAYWALKING

Why is jaywalking a crime?

Regarding to Traffic laws, jaywalking and crossing when a pedestrian light is red or to start walking when it is flashing is prohibited from the 1970s, If in an intersection there is no pedestrian light, traffic lights would be considered, so it would be illegalwhen it is red or orange.

Jaywalking – Wikipedia. 2018

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaywalking

Why do they call it jaywalking?

Contrary to popular belief, the term jaywalking does not derive from the shape of the letter “J” (referencing the path a jaywalker might travel when crossing a road). Rather, it comes from the fact that “Jay” used to be a generic term for someone who was an idiot, dull, rube, unsophisticated, poor, or simpleton.Jul 9, 2012

Origin of the Term Jaywalking – Today I Found Out

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/07/origin-of-the-term-jaywalking/

Do Jaywalkers have the right-of-way?

In fact, jaywalking is generally a legal action, so long as the pedestrian in question does one thing – yields to oncoming traffic. This is because outside of designated crosswalks (whether marked or unmarked), vehicles on the road have the right of way.

Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way, Right? – Injury Attorneys …

http://www.thegeorgialawyer.com/pedestrians-always-have-the-right-of-way-right/

CROSSWALKS

What is a  Marked Crosswalk?

A marked crosswalk is any portion of the road outlined by painted markings or a difference texture of concrete or pavers. How are crosswalks used? Drivers must be aware of crosswalks and stop for pedestrians who are within a marked or unmarkedcrosswalk.May 17, 2010

Crosswalks, Pedestrian Safety, Commuter Information – State.NJ.us

http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/pedsafety/crosswalks.shtm

What is an unmarked crosswalk?

In New Jersey, as in most states, all intersections of streets are normally considered to represent crosswalks, even when there are no painted crosswalk lines. At these ‘unmarked crosswalks’, it is legal for pedestrians to cross.

‘Unmarked Crosswalks’? – walkableprinceton

walkableprinceton.com/2013/05/30/traffic_quiz1/

What is a road marking?

Road surface marking is any kind of device or material that is used on a roadsurface in order to convey official information. They can also be applied in other facilities used by vehicles to mark parking spaces or designate areas for other uses.

Road surface marking – Wikipedia. 2018

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_surface_marking

What color are crosswalk lines?

Crosswalks are often marked with white lines. Yellow crosswalk lines may be painted at school crossings. Most often, crosswalks in residential areas are not marked. Some crosswalks have flashing lights to warn you that pedestrians may be crossing.

Laws and Rules of the Road – California Driver Handbook

test-www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/hdbk/right_of_way.htm

How much does it cost to paint a crosswalk?

The cost of striped crosswalks range from approximately $100 to 2,100 each, or on average approximately $7 per square foot. A high visibility crosswalk can range from$600 to $5,700 each, or around $2,500 on average.

Crosswalks – Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center

http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/planning/facilities_crossings_crosswalks.cfm

How wide should a Crosswalk be?

The minimum crosswalk width is six feet wide but should be wider at crossings with high numbers of pedestrians.

SRTS Guide: Marking and Signing Crosswalks

guide.saferoutesinfo.org/engineering/marked_crosswalks.cfm

ROAD MARKINGS

How long are the white lines on the highway?

When asked to guess the length of the lines from memory, most answered 2 feet. The real answer is 10 feet. That’s the federal guideline for every street, highway, and rural road in the United States, where dashed lines separate traffic lanes or indicate where passing is allowed, Shaffer said.

Many underestimate white dashed lines – UPI.com

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2009/02/03/Many-underestimate…/36181233688383/

What does a solid white line at the side of the road?

For example, on a two-lane road, the solid white line to the right marks the edge of the roadway. The yellow line on the left separates you from oncoming traffic. A double solid yellow line on your left means that it is not legal for you or for oncoming traffic to pass.

Section 3.4 Signs, Signals, and Roadway Markings

http://www.webtrafficschool.com/wts/content/california/s3_4ca_movie.html

What do the yellow lines tell you about the traffic flow?

A solid white line marks the right edge of many roads. The center marking for roads with four lanes consists of TWO SOLID YELLOW LINES. The yellow lines tell you thetraffic on the other side of the lines is moving in the opposite direction. You should never cross the two solid yellow lines to pass.

Driver Guide – Chapter 3

dor.mo.gov/pdf/Chapter3.pdf

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