Code of the District of Columbia

§ 50–205. Bicycle safety enhancements for heavy-duty vehicles.

(a) The Mayor shall:

(1) Equip all District-owned, heavy-duty vehicles with the following:

(A) Blind-spot mirrors;

(B) Reflective blind-spot warning stickers; and

(C) Side-underrun guards to prevent bicyclists, other vehicles, or pedestrians from sliding under rear wheels.

(2) Require that operators of District-owned, heavy-duty vehicles receive bicycle and pedestrian safety training from a curriculum and instructors that are approved by the District Department of Transportation.

(a-1) Effective January 1, 2017, all heavy-duty vehicles registered in the District shall be equipped with the following:

(1) Blind-spot mirrors or a blind-spot camera system; and

(2) Reflective blind-spot warning stickers.

(a-2) Effective January 1, 2019, all heavy-duty vehicles registered in the District shall be equipped with side-underrun guards to prevent bicyclists, other vehicles, or pedestrians from sliding under rear wheels.

(b) The Mayor, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, shall issue rules to implement the provisions of this section within 180 days of March 25, 2009.


(Mar. 25, 2009, D.C. Law 17-352, § 2, 56 DCR 1115; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-155, § 605, 63 DCR 10143.)

Applicability

Section 7002 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 4 of D.C. Law 17-352. Therefore the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 17-352 have been implemented.

Section 4 of D.C. Law 17-352 provided that section 2(a)(1)(C) shall apply upon inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan.

The Budget Director of the Council of the District of Columbia has determined, as of February 15, 2012, that the fiscal effect of section 2(a)(1)(C) of Law 17-352 has not been included in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore, the provisions of this section, enacted by Law 17-352, are not in effect.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 4 of D.C. Law 17-352, see § 7002 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 4 of D.C. Law 17-352, see § 7002 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).