Assembly Bill A1446

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires convex mirrors on trucks

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2011-A1446 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3151
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A1446, S3151

2011-A1446 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires convex mirrors on trucks.

2011-A1446 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1446

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and  traffic  law,  in  relation  to  convex
  mirrors

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

  Section 1. Section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 10-e to read as follows:
  10-E.  EVERY TRUCK, TRACTOR, AND TRACTOR-TRAILER OR SEMITRAILER COMBI-
NATION REGISTERED IN THIS STATE HAVING A GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING  OF
TWENTY-SIX THOUSAND POUNDS OR MORE, AND A CONVENTIONAL CAB CONFIGURATION
IN  WHICH MORE THAN HALF OF THE ENGINE LENGTH IS FORWARD OF THE FOREMOST
POINT OF THE WINDSHIELD BASE AND  THE  STEERING  WHEEL  HUB  IS  IN  THE
FORWARD  QUARTER  OF THE VEHICLE LENGTH, WHENEVER OPERATED WITHIN A CITY
HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE  MILLION OR   MORE ON HIGHWAYS    OTHER  THAN
CONTROLLED-ACCESS  HIGHWAYS,  SHALL  BE EQUIPPED WITH A CONVEX MIRROR ON
THE FRONT OF SUCH VEHICLE OR COMBINATION OF VEHICLES. WHEN SUCH  VEHICLE
OR  COMBINATION  OF  VEHICLES  IS  BEING  OPERATED, SUCH MIRROR SHALL BE
ADJUSTED SO AS TO ENABLE THE OPERATOR THEREOF TO SEE ALL  POINTS  ON  AN
IMAGINARY  HORIZONTAL  LINE WHICH: (A) IS THREE FEET ABOVE THE ROAD, (B)
IS ONE FOOT DIRECTLY FORWARD FROM THE MIDPOINT  OF  THE  FRONT  OF  SUCH
MOTOR VEHICLE, AND (C) EXTENDS THE FULL WIDTH OF THE FRONT OF SUCH VEHI-
CLE  OR COMBINATION OF VEHICLES. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE COMMISSIONER, IN
CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER  OF  TRANSPORTATION,  MAY  PROMULGATE
RULES  AND  REGULATIONS EXEMPTING FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBDIVI-
SION ANY VEHICLE OR COMBINATION OF VEHICLES WHERE SUCH COMMISSIONER  HAS
DETERMINED  THAT  THE  USE OF SUCH CONVEX MIRRORS WOULD NOT INCREASE THE
VISIBILITY OF PERSONS OR OBJECTS LOCATED DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF SUCH VEHI-
CLE OR COMBINATION OF VEHICLES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04922-01-1

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