S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
February 19, 2014
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- 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 the length
of car carriers
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 105-a of the vehicle and traffic law is renumbered
section 105-b and a new section 105-a is added to read as follows:
S 105-A. CAR CARRIER. A TRUCK THAT IS DESIGNED TO TOW AND CARRY TWO,
THREE OR FOUR MOTOR VEHICLES. A TWO CAR CARRIER IS DESIGNED TO TOW A
MOTOR VEHICLE AND CARRY A MOTOR VEHICLE ON A STEEL OR ALUMINUM DECK. A
THREE CAR CARRIER IS DESIGNED TO TOW A MOTOR VEHICLE AND CARRY TWO MOTOR
VEHICLES ON A STEEL OR ALUMINUM DECK AND A FOUR CAR CARRIER IS DESIGNED
TO TOW A MOTOR VEHICLE, CARRY TWO MOTOR VEHICLES ON A STEEL OR ALUMINUM
DECK AND A THIRD MOTOR VEHICLE ON A DECK ABOVE THE CAB OF THE TRUCK. A
CAR CARRIER THAT IS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL TOWING MAY ALSO BE REFERRED TO
AS A TOW TRUCK AND MUST BE REGISTERED AS A TOW TRUCK.
S 2. Section 127 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter
26 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
S 127. Overhang. That portion of a transported vehicle or boat which
extends beyond the front or rear bumper of an automobile transporter or
stinger-steered automobile transporter or boat transporter or stinger-
steered boat transporter, OR THAT PORTION OF A TRANSPORTED VEHICLE THAT
EXTENDS BEYOND THE REAR BUMPER OF A CAR CARRIER.
S 3. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 385 of the vehicle and
traffic law, as amended by chapter 173 of the laws of 1990, is amended
to read as follows:
(a) The length of a single vehicle, inclusive of load and bumpers,
shall be not more than forty feet unless otherwise provided in this
subdivision, EXCEPT THAT A CAR CARRIER MAY HAVE AN OVERHANG THAT EXTENDS
BEYOND THE REAR BUMPER OF SUCH CAR CARRIER BY NOT MORE THAN THREE FEET.
S 4. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.