assembly Bill A7653

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Adds a bicycle safety component to the pre-licensing drivers education course

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
May 12, 2011 referred to transportation

A7653 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A4194
2015-2016: A2192

A7653 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Adds a bicycle, in-line skater, skateboarder and scooter rider safety component to the pre-licensing driver's education course.

A7653 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 12, 2011

Introduced by M. of A. JEFFRIES -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Transportation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to adding a
  bicycle safety  component  to  the  pre-licensing  driver's  education


  Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) and  paragraphs  (b)  and
(d)  of  subdivision  4  of  section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law,
subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 387 of the  laws
of 2010 and paragraphs (b) and (d) as amended by chapter 585 of the laws
of  2002,  are  amended  and  a  new paragraph (c-3) is added to read as
  (i) Upon submission of an application  for  a  driver's  license,  the
applicant  shall be required to take and pass a test, or submit evidence
of passage of a test, with respect to the laws relating to traffic,  the
laws  relating to driving while ability is impaired and while intoxicat-
ed, under the overpowering influence of "Road Rage", or "Work Zone Safe-
ty" awareness as defined by the commissioner, the law relating to  exer-
cising  due  care  to avoid colliding with a parked, stopped or standing
authorized emergency vehicle pursuant to section eleven  hundred  forty-
four-a of this chapter, the ability to read and comprehend traffic signs
and symbols, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY and such other matters as the
commissioner  may  prescribe,  and  to  satisfactorily complete a course
prescribed by the commissioner of not less than four hours and not  more
than  five  hours,  consisting  of classroom driver training and highway
safety instruction or the equivalent thereof. Such test shall include at
least seven written questions concerning the effects of  consumption  of
alcohol  or  drugs on the ability of a person to operate a motor vehicle
and the legal and financial consequences resulting  from  violations  of
section eleven hundred ninety-two of this chapter, prohibiting the oper-

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