[PC CHANGE] [Failure to Yield to a Traffic Control Device]
What should be changed: This law has several different ones packed into one law and I think they need to be separated. They need to be broken down into the following:
Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device: Any vehicle, propelled by a motor or by man power, operated on a public roadway, should come to a complete stop to any crosswalk in their direction of travel before the intersection. Any vehicle turning out from a side street or parking lot onto a road should come to a complete stop and ensure the intersection is clear before proceeding onto the roadway.
Improper Lane Usage: Any vehicle, propelled by a motor or by man power, operated on a public roadway, shall operate to the right of center of the road. If a median is present, all lanes on each side shall operate the same direction, with the vehicle traveling to the right. No vehicle shall swerve, ride between lanes, or cross any solid yellow line in the middle of the roadway where traffic would be traveling in the opposing direction, except in the event of turning into or out of a driveway or parking lot.
Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle: Any vehicle, propelled by a motor or by man power, operated on a public roadway, shall turn off the road off to the right and come to a complete stop when being approached, either from the front or rear, by an emergency vehicle containing flashing lights and or an audible siren. The vehicle may proceed once that emergency vehicle has passed.
Why: Having one violation for all these three is extremely confusing just by the name itself. If I stop someone for not pulling over for an ambulance or firetruck, or another squad car for "Failure to Yield to a Traffic Control Device" people may sounds confused and think "A police car is not a traffic control device, that doesn't make sense." Having three laws combined into one may seem like it makes it easier, but it makes it a lot harder in my opinion. I believe having three different vehicles codes for these three laws because combining them into one is impractical.
((In a realistic setting this law would never suffice. I think they seriously need to be broken up into three different laws because it's simply unrealistic and not very useful. Not stopping for a fire truck and crossing double yellow lines are clearly two different violations on their own. I don't believe, in any way, that three separate violations should be combined into one.