senate Bill S2972

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 28, 2013 referred to transportation

S2972 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8487
2011-2012: S3598
2015-2016: S1452
2017-2018: S4799

S2972 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2972 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2972 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2013

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


  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
  (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
effects of consumption of alcohol or drugs on the ability of a person to
operate a motor vehicle and the legal and financial consequences result-
ing  from  violations of section eleven hundred ninety-two of this chap-

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


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