pedestrian hand signal.
File photo: 2/15/07
“The bill would allow pedestrians to use a hand signal to employ their right-of-way, rather than the current standard of entering the roadway and putting yourself in front of oncoming traffic. It will increase communication and safety.”
The bill has already been recommended by the Senate Judiciary Committee and Bricker hopes to see it move to a vote on the Senate Floor later this week.
Here is the full text of the bill.
Contact your Senator and ask for their support.
UPDATE 4/19/07: The BTA just reported that this bill has passed the Senate. It now moves to the House.
UPDATE 4/20/07: The Oregonian covers this on the front page of today’s paper.