senate Bill S4437

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires motorcycles to be operated on public highways with both wheels on the ground at all times

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S4437 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3379
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1251, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7385, A10628

S4437 - Bill Texts

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Requires motorcycles to be operated on public highways with both wheels on the ground at all times.

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BILL NUMBER:S4437

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring
motorcycles to be operated with both wheels on the roadway

PURPOSE:
Requires motorcycles to be operated on public highways with both
wheels on the ground at all times.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Section 1251 of the vehicle and traffic law in amended to
add a new subdivision (e) which states that no person shall operate a
motorcycle on a public highway unless both wheels thereof remain on
the roadway or ground at all times, except in a circumstance beyond
the operator's control.

Section 2: Enacting clause.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation will allow law enforcement officers to cite
motorcyclists who perform wheelies, riding on the rear wheel only, or
"stoppies", riding on the front wheel only, on public highways.
There is currently no provision in the vehicle and traffic law that
prohibits this type of dangerous activity.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.7385 of 2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of September next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                  4437

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- 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  requiring
  motorcycles to be operated with both wheels on the roadway

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

  Section 1. Section 1251 of the vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:
  (E)  NO  PERSON  SHALL OPERATE A MOTORCYCLE ON A PUBLIC HIGHWAY UNLESS
BOTH WHEELS THEREOF REMAIN ON THE ROADWAY OR GROUND AT ALL TIMES, EXCEPT
IN A CIRCUMSTANCE BEYOND THE OPERATOR'S CONTROL.
  S 2. This act shall  take  effect  on  the  first  of  September  next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02794-01-1

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