State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced her bill that would improve motorcycle safety by adding motorcycle awareness training to the DMV’s mandatory, pre-licensing courses has passed unanimously the Senate.
“Today, more and more people are using motorcycles to get around, and that means that all drivers need to be more aware of how to safely share the road” said State Senator Patty Ritchie.
“By adding this training to the DMV’s pre-licensing courses, we can help ensure that new drivers are given the information they need—right from the start—to be more cognizant of motorcycles when they are out on the road.”
State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced her bipartisan legislation to provide mandate relief to counties by allowing them to retain more money collected at local DMV offices for work done on behalf of the state has passed the Senate.
Across New York State 51 out of 62 counties are required to operate a local DMV office where they process transactions and provide services required by the state. Under current law, the state takes more than 87 percent of all fees collected for work done by the county. As a result of Senator Ritchie’s measure (S.4964-A), the percentage of revenue retained by the local DMV office would increase.
Senator Patty Ritchie and St. Lawrence County leaders announced an historic agreement with members of the state's fastest-growing Amish community to improve markings on their horse-drawn buggies to make them more easily seen at night.