House File 41 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 41 BY KRESSIG A BILL FOR An Act allowing right-turn signals made with hand and arm to be 1 made from the right side of bicycles. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1780YH (2) 87 ns/nh
H.F. 41 Section 1. Section 321.318, Code 2017, is amended to read 1 as follows: 2 321.318 Method of giving hand and arm signals. 3 1. All signals herein required which may be given by hand 4 and arm shall when so given be given from the left side of the 5 vehicle and the following manner and interpretation thereof is 6 suggested: 7 1. a. Left turn —— Hand and arm extended horizontally. 8 2. b. Right turn —— Hand and arm extended upward. 9 3. c. Stop or decrease of speed —— Hand and arm extended 10 downward. 11 2. Notwithstanding subsection 1, a person operating a 12 bicycle may give a right-turn signal by extending the person’s 13 right hand and arm horizontally from the right side of the 14 bicycle. 15 EXPLANATION 16 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 17 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 18 Code section 321.317 currently provides that directional 19 signals from a motor vehicle may be given either by hand and 20 arm or by mechanical or electrical device. Under Code section 21 321.318, directional signals given by hand and arm must be 22 given from the left side of the vehicle. This provision is 23 applicable to persons operating bicycles through Code section 24 321.234. A violation of Code section 321.318 is punishable by 25 a scheduled fine of $35. 26 This bill provides that a person operating a bicycle may give 27 a right-turn signal by extending the person’s right hand and 28 arm horizontally from the right side of the bicycle. 29 -1- LSB 1780YH (2) 87 ns/nh 1/ 1