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  • Summary date: Apr 5 2023 - View Summary

    Creates new GS 20-114.2, directing the Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to establish a motorcycle road guard certification program, which will entitle the person to serve as a traffic-control officer under GS 20-114.1. Requires the DMV to establish requirements for the motorcycle road guard certification, including being 18 years of age, possessing a valid license with a motorcycle endorsement, and completing the certification course developed by the DMV. Also directs the DMV to establish safety and equipment standards and procedures for police chiefs and sheriffs to ensure the validity of a motorcycle road guard certification.

    Amends GS 20-114.1 to permit the appointment of a person with motorcycle road guard certification as a traffic control officer, and to require that persons appointed to be traffic control officers are at least 18 years of age. Also requires proof of liability coverage for a traffic control officer if the insurance policy is being provided by an entity other than the appointing law-enforcement agency. 

    Directs the DMV to adopt rules to implement the act. 

    Effective January 1, 2024.