senate Bill S7138

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes a motorcycle safety awareness component as a requirement for licensing

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May 31, 2012 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 21, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 15, 2012 1st report cal.779
May 01, 2012 referred to transportation

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S7138 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง502, V & T L

S7138 - Summary

Establishes a motorcycle safety awareness component as a requirement for licensing.

S7138 - Sponsor Memo

S7138 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  7138

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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 requirements
  for licensing

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (c-3) to read as follows:
  (C-3)  "MOTORCYCLE SAFETY" AWARENESS COMPONENT. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
PROVIDE IN THE PRE-LICENSING COURSE, SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF  THIS
SUBDIVISION,  A  MANDATORY  COMPONENT  IN  "MOTORCYCLE SAFETY" AWARENESS
EDUCATION AS A PREREQUISITE FOR OBTAINING A LICENSE TO OPERATE  A  MOTOR
VEHICLE.  THE  PURPOSE OF THE COMPONENT IS TO EDUCATE PROSPECTIVE LICEN-
SEES ON THE POTENTIAL DANGERS TO PERSONS OPERATING  MOTORCYCLES  ON  THE
ROADWAY.
  S 2. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of section 502
of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 458 of the laws of
2011, is amended 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
Safety" awareness AND "MOTORCYCLE SAFETY" AWARENESS as  defined  by  the
commissioner, the law relating to exercising due care to avoid colliding
with  a  parked,  stopped  or  standing  authorized emergency vehicle or
hazard vehicle pursuant to section eleven hundred forty-four-a  of  this
chapter,  the  ability  to read and comprehend traffic signs and symbols
and such other matters as the commissioner may prescribe, and to  satis-
factorily  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 there-
of. Such test shall include at least seven written questions  concerning
the  effects  of  consumption  of  alcohol  or drugs on the ability of a

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

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