INCREASE DRIVEWAY SAFETY ON CURVY ROADS.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 684 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO INCREASE DRIVEWAY SAFETY ON CURVY ROADS.
Intro. by Elmore, Stevens.

Status: Ch. SL 2013-137 (House Action) (Jun 19 2013)

Bill History:

H 684/S.L. 2013-137

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 24 2013 - More information

    AN ACT TO INCREASE DRIVEWAY SAFETY ON CURVY ROADS. Enacted June 19, 2013. Effective June 19, 2013.

     

     


  • Summary date: May 13 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Provides that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will consider exceptions to the sight distance requirement for driveway locations in instances where the curves of the road are close and frequent (previous edition required DOT to amend its policies on driveway access). Provides that exceptions will be granted in instances where sufficient sight distance can be provided or established through other means. Establishes that the DOT will consider lowering the speed limit on the relevant portion of the road, when appropriate.

    Provides that this act only applies to sections of roadway where the minimum sight distance, as defined in  "Policy on Street and Driveway Access to North Carolina Highways," is not available for a proposed driveway.


  • Summary date: Apr 10 2013 - More information

    Requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to amend its policies on driveway access to provide for exceptions to the sight distance requirement for driveways in instances where the curves of the road are too close and frequent to provide for the sighting distances required in the published Policy on Street and Driveway Access to North Carolina Highways. Requires exceptions to be granted where the speed limit on the relevant portion of the road may be lowered so as to provide safe reaction time around a proposed driveway location and requires that the speed limit be reduced accordingly. Allows DOT to require a driveway permit applicant to cover the cost of installing the appropriate signage around the driveway and may also require the applicant to install and maintain convex or other mirrors. Requires DOT to report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Transportation on its implementation of the required change within 180 days of this act becoming law.


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