REFERENCE TITLE: bicycles; yield at stop signs




State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Forty-ninth Legislature

First Regular Session




HB 2479


Introduced by

Representatives Quelland, Chabin, Lujan, Patterson, Young Wright: Barnes, Jones, Mason, Seel





amending section 28‑855, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to operation of bicycles.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Section 28-855, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE28-855.  Stop signs; yield signs

A.  The director, with reference to state highways, and local authorities, with reference to other highways under their jurisdiction, may designate through highways and erect stop or yield signs at specified entrances to the through highways or may designate an intersection as a stop or yield intersection and erect like signs at one or more entrances to the intersection.

B.  Except as provided in subsection C, a driver of a vehicle approaching a stop sign shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if there is no crosswalk, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, or if there is no line, shall stop at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering the intersection except when directed to proceed by a police officer.

C.  The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign and any person riding a bicycle approaching a yield sign or a stop sign shall slow down in obedience to the sign to a speed reasonable for the existing conditions and shall yield the right‑of‑way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another highway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time the driver or bicycle rider is moving across or within the intersection.  If after driving or riding past a yield sign or stop sign without stopping the driver or bicycle rider is involved in a collision with a vehicle in the intersection, the collision is prima facie evidence of the driver's or bicycle rider's failure to yield the right‑of‑way. END_STATUTE