CHAPTER 384

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 536

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO BICYCLISTS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each house thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend § 4157 of Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the following words from paragraph (2) thereof:

"; not withstanding the foregoing provisions, a person operating a bicycle may give a right turn signal by extending the right hand and arm horizontally and to the right side of the bicycle".

Section 2. Amend § 4198A(a) of Title 21 of the Delaware Cede by restating said subsection in its entirety as follows:

"(a) A person operating a bicycle shall give hand-and arm signals as follows:

(1) Left Turn -- Left hand and arm extended horizontally and to the left side of the bicycle.

(2) Right Turn -- Right hand and arm extended horizontally and to the right side of the bicycle or the left hand and arm extended upward.

(3) Stop or Decrease Speed -- Left hand and arm extended downward from the left side of the bicycle."

Section 3. Amend Subchapter XII, Chapter 41, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by adding a new section thereto to read as follows:

"§ 4198M. Exemption for Bicycle-Mounted Police Officers.

Bicycle-mounted police officers, while responding to an emergency or during the pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law, are exempt from the obligations under this subchapter."

Approved June 24, 1996