assembly Bill A6955

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Requires automobiles sold in this state with model year 2011 and thereafter to be equipped with a blind spot monitoring device

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to transportation
Mar 17, 2009 referred to transportation

A6955 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง379, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1605
2013-2014: A5195
2015-2016: A8428
2017-2018: A3864
2019-2020: A3202

A6955 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires automobiles sold in this state with model year 2011 and thereafter to be equipped with a blind spot monitoring device.

A6955 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6955

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 17, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. ORTIZ, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  requiring
  all  new motor vehicles sold in this state to be equipped with a blind
  spot monitoring device

  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 379 to read as follows:
  S 379. BLIND SPOT MONITORING DEVICE. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS  SECTION,
THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  A.  "BLIND  SPOT  MONITORING  DEVICE"  SHALL  MEAN A SYSTEM OF DIGITAL
CAMERAS OR OTHER MEDIA RECORDING DEVICES FITTED WITHIN THE  BODY  OR  ON
THE EXTERIOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WHICH IS CAPABLE OF MONITORING ALL BLIND
SPOTS  ASSOCIATED  WITH SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE AND WHICH GENERATES A WARNING
TO THE OPERATOR OF SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE, BY MEANS OF A LIGHT, A BUZZER  OR
BOTH, WHEN ANY OBJECT IS DETECTED IN SUCH BLIND SPOT; AND
  B.  "BLIND SPOT" SHALL MEAN AN AREA OF THE ROAD THAT CANNOT BE SEEN BY
THE OPERATOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE LOOKING FORWARD OR THROUGH  EITHER
THE REAR-VIEW OR SIDE MIRRORS.
  2. COMMENCING WITH MODEL YEAR TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN AND EVERY MODEL YEAR
THEREAFTER, EVERY AUTOMOBILE SOLD IN THIS STATE SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH A
BLIND  SPOT MONITORING DEVICE. THE COMMISSIONER IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND
DIRECTED TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY FOR THE IMPLEMEN-
TATION OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10352-01-9