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Old 01-02-2008, 09:34 PM
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Thumbs up Vulnerable Users... It's HERE! YAY!!!

HB 3314 - Vulnerable Users of Public Right of Way went into effect yesterday 1/1/8. Too late to be used in my personal case (got hit 10/12/7), but hopefully this will raise awareness (thus preventing further crashes).

This bill creates a class of Vulnerable Users that includes anyone not in an enclosed vehicle. It creates enhanced penalties for drivers that kill or seriously injure a vulnerable user and are convicted of Careless Driving. The sentence requires:

Two mandatory court appearances (current standards do not require an appearance)
100-200 hours of community service
Completion of a traffic safety course
Up to $12,500 fine (waived if above requirements met)
One-year license suspension (waived if above requirements met, but ODOT can place an additional administrative suspension)
Riding my bike is MY pursuit of Happiness!!!
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