senate Bill S6387

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the operation of vehicles when approaching a parked, stopped or standing authorized emergency or hazard vehicle or volunteer first responder

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Jan 21, 2014 referred to transportation

S6387 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1144-a, V & T L

S6387 - Summary

Relates to the operation of vehicles when approaching a parked, stopped or standing authorized emergency vehicle or hazard vehicle or volunteer first responder.

S6387 - Sponsor Memo

S6387 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6387

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- 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  the  opera-
  tion  of  vehicles  when  approaching  a  parked,  stopped or standing
  authorized emergency or hazard vehicle or volunteer first responder

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

  Section  1.  Section 1144-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended
by chapter 458 of the laws of 2011, subdivision (a) as amended by  chap-
ter 248 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  S  1144-a. Operation of vehicles when approaching a parked, stopped or
standing authorized emergency [vehicle] or hazard vehicle  OR  VOLUNTEER
FIRST  RESPONDER.   (a) Every operator of a motor vehicle shall exercise
due care to avoid colliding with [an authorized emergency] A  DESIGNATED
vehicle  which  is  parked,  stopped or standing on the shoulder, TRAVEL
LANES or any portion of [such] A PUBLIC  highway  and  such  [authorized
emergency]  DESIGNATED vehicle is displaying one or more red or combina-
tion red and  white,  AMBER,  BLUE  OR  GREEN  lights  pursuant  to  the
provisions  of  paragraph two, THREE, FOUR OR FIVE of subdivision forty-
one of section  three  hundred  seventy-five  of  this  chapter  [or  is
displaying  one  or  more  blue, combination blue and red or combination
blue, red and white lights pursuant to the provisions of subparagraph  b
of  paragraph  four  of  subdivision  forty-one of section three hundred
seventy-five of this chapter]. For operators of motor vehicles on  park-
ways, PUBLIC HIGHWAYS or controlled access highways, such due care shall
include,  but not be limited to, moving from a lane which contains or is
immediately adjacent to the shoulder  OR  LANE  where  such  [authorized
emergency]  DESIGNATED  vehicle  displaying  one  or  more red[, blue or
white] or [any] combination of red  and  white,  AMBER,  BLUE  OR  GREEN
lights [or blue or combination blue and red or combination blue, red and
white  lights]  pursuant to the provisions of paragraph two [or subpara-
graph b of paragraph four, as applicable], THREE, FOUR OR FIVE of subdi-
vision forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of  this  chapter
is  parked,  stopped  or  standing  to another lane, provided [that such

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

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