Introduced Version






HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION


    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the establishment of an interim study committee to study the need for traffic control indicators on police cars.



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Introduced

Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the establishment of an interim study committee to study the need for traffic control indicators on police cars.

    Whereas, It is vital for the state of Indiana to protect its police officers while they are performing their duties;

    Whereas, In recent years, several police officers have been killed by automobiles on the interstate highways of Indiana while their vehicles were stopped along the side of the road;

    Whereas, A solution must be found to eliminate the danger these officers are facing in the line of duty;

    Whereas, A possible solution may be to require each state police department vehicle to be equipped with flashing warning lamps to direct approaching motorists to an adjacent lane when the police vehicle is stationary and a strobe light to warn motorists of a traffic hazard; and

    Whereas, It is vital to the safety of our police officers that we find a solution to this problem: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the legislative council is urged to establish an interim study committee to study the need for traffic control indicators on police cars.


    SECTION 2. That the committee, if established, shall operate under the direction of the legislative council and that the committee shall issue a final report when directed to do so by the council.