senate Bill S3528
(R) 0 Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
Prohibits U turns within a school zone during posted hours.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation
to prohibiting U turns in school zones during posted hours
PURPOSE; The purpose of this bill is to assure that school zones remain
safe for students
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill adds a subdivision b to Section 1161
of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, prohibiting U turns within a posted
school zone during posted hours
EXISTING LAW: Current law prohibits U turns on curves and at the crest
and approach to an incline
JUSTIFICATION: This bill is meant to provide more predictable traffic
patterns within school zones. School zones provide a buffer zone around
areas in which students are more likely to be travelling on foot and in
cars. Speed is therefore limited to provide drivers and pedestrians
additional time to assess dangers. By limiting the ability of drivers to
conduct U turns in such zones, student safety is further enhanced.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None
EFFECTIVE DATE: 90 days
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