senate Bill S7172

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the crime of aggravated reckless driving

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May 01, 2014 referred to transportation

S7172 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6492
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1212, add §1212-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S752
2011-2012: A6078, S3452

S7172 - 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.

S7172 - Sponsor Memo

S7172 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7172

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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  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
  (3)  AT SPEEDS OF THIRTY MILES PER HOUR OR MORE ABOVE THE POSTED SPEED
LIMIT WHILE RACING OR PURSUING ONE OR MORE OTHER VEHICLES, OR

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

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