First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)
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SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 337
AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning motor vehicles.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 9-13-2-123.3; (11)SE0337.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 9-13-2-123.3 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 123.3. "Pedestrian hybrid
beacon" for purposes of IC 9-21-3, has the meaning set forth in
SOURCE: IC 9-21-3-0.5; (11)SE0337.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 9-21-3-0.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2011]: Sec. 0.5. As used in this chapter, "pedestrian hybrid
beacon" means a traffic control signal used to warn and control
traffic in order to assist pedestrians in crossing a roadway at a
crosswalk distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or
SOURCE: IC 9-21-3-7; (11)SE0337.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 9-21-3-7, AS AMENDED BY P.L.8-2010,
SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 7. (a) Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic
control signals exhibiting different colored lights or colored lighted
arrows successively, one (1) at a time or in combination, only the
colors green, red, or yellow may be used, except for special pedestrian
signals under IC 9-21-18.
(b) The lights indicate and apply to drivers of vehicles and
pedestrians as follows:
(1) Green indication means the following:
(A) Vehicular traffic facing a circular green signal may
proceed straight through or turn right or left, unless a sign at
the place prohibits either turn.
(B) Vehicular traffic, including vehicles turning right or left,
shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles and to pedestrians
lawfully within the intersection or an adjacent sidewalk at the
time the signal is exhibited.
(C) Vehicular traffic facing a green arrow signal, shown alone
or in combination with another indication, may cautiously
enter the intersection only to make the movement indicated by
the green arrow or other movement permitted by other
indications shown at the same time.
(D) Vehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians
lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic
lawfully using the intersection.
(E) Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian control signal,
pedestrians facing a green signal, except when the sole green
signal is a turn arrow, may proceed across the roadway within
a marked or unmarked crosswalk.
(2) Steady yellow indication means the following:
(A) Vehicular traffic facing a steady circular yellow or yellow
arrow signal is warned that the related green movement is
being terminated and that a red indication will be exhibited
(B) A pedestrian facing a steady circular yellow or yellow
arrow signal, unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian control
signal, is advised that there is insufficient time to cross the
roadway before a red indication is shown, and a pedestrian
may not start to cross the roadway at that time.
(3) Steady red indication means the following:
(A) Except as provided in clause (B), vehicular traffic facing
a steady circular red or red arrow signal shall stop at a clearly
marked stop line. However, if there is no clearly marked stop
line, vehicular traffic shall stop before entering the crosswalk
on the near side of the intersection. If there is no crosswalk,
vehicular traffic shall stop before entering the intersection and
shall remain standing until an indication to proceed is shown.
(B) Except when a sign is in place prohibiting a turn described
in this subdivision, vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal,
after coming to a complete stop, may cautiously enter the
intersection to do the following:
(i) Make a right turn.
(ii) Make a left turn if turning from the left lane of a
one-way street into another one-way street with the flow of
Vehicular traffic making a turn described in this subdivision
shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an
adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic using the intersection.
(C) Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian control signal
pedestrians facing a steady circular red or red arrow signal
may not enter the roadway.
(4) No indication or conflicting indications means the following:
(A) Except as provided in clause (C), vehicular traffic facing
an intersection having a signal that displays no indication or
conflicting indications, where no other control is present, shall
stop before entering the intersection.
(B) After stopping, vehicular traffic may proceed with caution
through the intersection and shall yield the right-of-way to
traffic within the intersection or approaching so closely as to
constitute an immediate hazard.
(C) Vehicular traffic entering an intersection or crosswalk
facing a pedestrian hybrid beacon may proceed without
stopping if no indication is displayed on the pedestrian
(5) This section applies to traffic control signals located at a place
other than an intersection. A stop required under this subdivision
must be made at the signal, except when the signal is
supplemented by a sign or pavement marking indicating where
the stop must be made.
SOURCE: IC 9-21-3-8; (11)SE0337.1.4. -->
SECTION 4. IC 9-21-3-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 8. (a) This section does not apply
at railroad grade crossings.
(b) Whenever an illuminated flashing red or yellow light is used in
a traffic signal or with a traffic sign, vehicular traffic shall obey the
signal in the following manner:
(1) Flashing red (stop signal) means the following:
(A) When a red lens is illuminated by rapid intermittent
flashes, a person who drives a vehicle shall stop at a clearly
marked stop line before entering the crosswalk on the near
side of the intersection.
(B) If no line exists, the person shall stop at the point nearest
the intersecting roadway where the person has a view of
approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before
entering the roadway.
(C) The right to proceed is subject to the rules applicable after
making a stop at a stop sign.
(2) Except as provided in subdivision (3), flashing yellow
(caution signal) means that when a yellow lens is illuminated with
rapid intermittent flashes, a person who drives a vehicle may
proceed through the intersection or past the signal only with
(3) When a yellow lens with an arrow is illuminated with
rapid intermittent flashes, a person who operates a vehicle
may turn only after yielding to oncoming traffic.
SOURCE: IC 9-21-8-36; (11)SE0337.1.5. -->
SECTION 5. IC 9-21-8-36 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 36. Except as provided
in IC 9-21-17-8 and IC 9-21-3-7(b)(4)(C),
when traffic control signals
are not in place or not in operation, a person who drives a vehicle shall
yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if necessary to yield,
to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the
pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is
traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching closely from the
opposite half of the roadway.
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