senate Bill S138

Requires all-way stop signs erected at all intersections immediately surrounding a public or private school in a city with a population of 1 million or more

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Requires all-way stop signs erected at all intersections immediately surrounding a public or private school in a city with a population of 1 million or more.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S138
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1229-e, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1547
2009-2010: S8079

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S138

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring all-way
stop signs erected at all intersections immediately surrounding a
public or private school

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
That no child or community be left
without proper safety precautions in a public or private school zone.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Vehicle and traffic law would be
amended to erect "ALL-WAY" stop signs at every intersection or corner
in a public or private school zone in cities of 1 million or more.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Safety of children should be a top priority to
everyone, especially New York State. Currently there is no law that
ensures that "ALL-WAY" stop signs regulate the traffic around a
public or private school zone. The American Journal of Epidemiology,
The Journal of American Pediatrics, and countless medical documents
all show severe- to fatal injuries children have sustained due to
vehicular collisions. A child, especially during the 6-10 year age
range, does not possess the ability to fully calculate the speed at
which a car is coming at them, and the time it will take to cross a
street: This degree of judgment is especially hard in areas of high
congestion, such as New York City. Children hospitalized for traffic
injuries sustained major head trauma, including concussions with loss
of consciousness for an hour or more, cerebral laceration, and/or
cerebral hemorrhaging. Child traffic injuries are a major public
health problem in urban communities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.8079 of 2009
06/04/10/ Referred to Transportation
S.1547 of 2011
Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after
it shall have become a law. Provided that the commissioner of motor
vehicles immediately authorized and directed to promulgate, amend
and/or repeal any rules and regulations necessary to implement the
provisions of this act on its effective date.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   138

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  requiring
  all-way  stop signs erected at all intersections immediately surround-
  ing a public or private school

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
section 1229-e to read as follows:
  S 1229-E. ALL-WAY STOP  SIGNS,  PUBLIC  OR  PRIVATE  SCHOOLS,  CERTAIN
CITIES.    NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  LAW,  RULE  OR REGULATION TO THE
CONTRARY, IN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION  OR  MORE,  THERE
SHALL  BE  ERECTED  AN ALL-WAY STOP SIGN AT EVERY INTERSECTION OR CORNER
IMMEDIATELY SURROUNDING A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOL, EXCEPT  WHERE  THERE
IS A TRAFFIC SIGNAL ALREADY LOCATED AT SUCH INTERSECTION.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law. Provided that the commissioner of motor  vehicles  is
immediately  authorized  and directed to promulgate, amend and/or repeal
any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of  this
act on its effective date.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01252-01-3

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