senate Bill S3598A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 18, 2012 print number 3598a
amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Feb 28, 2011 referred to transportation

S3598 - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S8487

S3598 - Summary

Adds a bicycle and pedestrian safety component to the pre-licensing driver's education course.

S3598 - Sponsor Memo

S3598 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3598

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- 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  adding  a
  bicycle  safety  component  to  the  pre-licensing  driver's education
  course

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  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
follows:
  (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.
                                                           LBD07318-01-1

S3598A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S8487

S3598A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Adds a bicycle and pedestrian safety component to the pre-licensing driver's education course.

S3598A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3598A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3598--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation  --  recom-
  mitted  to  the  Committee on Transportation in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

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

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  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 458 of the  laws
of 2011 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
follows:
  (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 or hazard vehicle pursuant to section elev-
en hundred forty-four-a of this chapter, the ability to read and compre-
hend 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07318-02-1

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