assembly Bill A6492

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the crime of aggravated reckless driving

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Apr 04, 2013 referred to transportation

A6492 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7172
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1212, add §1212-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6078, S3452
2015-2016: S3724

A6492 - Summary

Establishes the crime of aggravated reckless driving; defines aggravated reckless driving to mean driving or using any motor vehicle, motorcycle or any other vehicle propelled by any power other than muscular power or any appliance or accessory thereof.

A6492 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6492

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Transportation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to reckless
  driving and establishes the crime of aggravated reckless driving

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

  Section  1.  Section  1212 of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by
chapter 47 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows:
  S 1212. Reckless driving. Reckless driving shall mean driving or using
any motor vehicle, motorcycle or any  other  vehicle  propelled  by  any
power other than muscular power or any appliance or accessory thereof in
a  manner  which unreasonably interferes with the free and proper use of
the public highway, or unreasonably endangers users of the public  high-
way.  Reckless  driving  is  prohibited.  Every  person  violating  this
provision shall be guilty of a CLASS A misdemeanor  PUNISHABLE  PURSUANT
TO ARTICLES SIXTY-FIVE AND SEVENTY OF THE PENAL LAW.
  S  2.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
1212-a to read as follows:
  S 1212-A. AGGRAVATED RECKLESS  DRIVING.  AGGRAVATED  RECKLESS  DRIVING
SHALL  MEAN  DRIVING OR USING ANY MOTOR VEHICLE, MOTORCYCLE OR ANY OTHER
VEHICLE PROPELLED BY ANY POWER OTHER THAN MUSCULAR POWER OR  ANY  APPLI-
ANCE OR ACCESSORY THEREOF:
  (1)  IN  A  MANNER WHICH CREATES A GRAVE RISK OF DEATH TO USERS OF THE
PUBLIC HIGHWAY, OR KNOWING OR HAVING REASON  TO  KNOW  THE  OPERATOR  IS
DRIVING  AGAINST  THE  FLOW  OF  TRAFFIC AND THE WRONG WAY, THE OPERATOR
CONTINUES TO DO SO. FAILURE TO PERCEIVE SAID WRONG  WAY  TRAVEL  DUE  TO
IMPAIRMENT OR INTOXICATION IS ALSO A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION, OR
  (2)  AT SPEEDS OF THIRTY MILES PER HOUR OR MORE ABOVE THE POSTED SPEED
LIMIT AND IN AN IMPAIRED OR INTOXICATED CONDITION PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVI-
SIONS  TWO, TWO-A, THREE, FOUR OR FOUR-A OF SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED NINE-
TY-TWO OF THIS TITLE, OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01336-01-3

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.