Kane County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
Appendix F: Sample Motor Vehicle Code for Bicycle Safety
CODE OF ALABAMA
TITLE 32. MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC.
CHAPTER 5A. RULES OF THE ROAD.
ARTICLE 13. BICYCLE SAFETY.
§ 32-5A-280. Short title.
This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Brad Hudson-Alabama Bicycle Safety Act of 1995."
§ 32-5A-281. Definitions.
As used in this article, the following words shall have the following meanings:
(1) BICYCLE. A human-powered vehicle with two wheels in tandem design to transport by the act of
pedaling one or more persons seated on one or more saddle seats on its frame. "Bicycle" includes, but is
not limited to, a human- powered vehicle designed to transport by the act of pedaling which has more
than two wheels when the vehicle is used on a public roadway, public bicycle path, or other public road or
right-of-way, but does not include a tricycle.
(2) OPERATOR. A person who travels on a bicycle seated on a saddle seat from which that person is
intended to and can pedal the bicycle.
(3) OTHER PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY. Any right-of-way other than a public roadway or public bicycle
path that is under the jurisdiction and control of the state or a local political subdivision thereof.
(4) PASSENGER. Any person who travels on a bicycle in any manner except as an operator.
(5) PROTECTIVE BICYCLE HELMET. A piece of headgear which meets or exceeds the impact
standard for protective bicycle helmets set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or the
Snell Memorial Foundation, or which is otherwise approved by the Alabama Department of Public
(6) PUBLIC BICYCLE PATH. A right-of-way under the jurisdiction and control of the state, or a local
political subdivision thereof, for use primarily by bicyclists and pedestrians.
(7) PUBLIC ROADWAY. A right-of-way under the jurisdiction and control of the state or a local
political subdivision thereof for use primarily by motor vehicular traffic.
(8) RESTRAINING SEAT. A seat separate from the