senate Bill S7782

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "crash zone safety act"

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

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Jun 09, 2014 referred to transportation

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S7782 - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§114-e, 224-b & 1809-f, Art 11 §389, amd §§502, 510, 1180 & 1680, V & T L; add §§120.63, 120.65, 125.65 & 145.28, Pen L; add §85, St Fin L

S7782 - Summary

Enacts the "crash zone safety act"; establishes a speed limit which is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit at and near the scene of an emergency; establishes enhanced penalties and surcharges for violations thereof; requires the establishment of a public and driver education program relating to such provisions (view more) establishes criminal penalties and civil liability for property damage, personal injury or death arising from operation of a motor vehicle in violation of such speed limit; establishes the emergency zone safety education fund.

S7782 - Sponsor Memo

S7782 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7782

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 9, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LIBOUS, GRISANTI, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD, 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, the penal law and the state
  finance law, in relation to enacting the "crash zone safety act"

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "crash zone safety act".
  S  2.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
114-e to read as follows:
  S 114-E. EMERGENCY ZONE. THAT DISTANCE ALONG A HIGHWAY EXTENDING  FIVE
HUNDRED FEET OF LONGITUDINAL DISTANCE WITH THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC AND VISI-
BILITY  FROM THE REAR OF AN AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE, HAZARD VEHICLE
OR VOLUNTEER FIRST RESPONDER WHICH IS PARKED, STOPPED OR STANDING ON THE
SHOULDER OR ANY PORTION OF SUCH HIGHWAY WHILE SUCH VEHICLE  OPERATED  IN
THE  COURSE  OF  RESPONDING  TO  AN  EMERGENCY AND WHILE SUCH VEHICLE IS
DISPLAYING ONE OR MORE RED OR COMBINATION RED AND WHITE LIGHTS  PURSUANT
TO  THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH TWO AND SUBPARAGRAPH B OF PARAGRAPH FOUR
OF SUBDIVISION FORTY-ONE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE  OF  THIS
CHAPTER,  OR  ONE  OR  MORE  AMBER LIGHTS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH THREE OF
SUBDIVISION FORTY-ONE OF SECTION  THREE  HUNDRED  SEVENTY-FIVE  OF  THIS
CHAPTER, OR A BLUE LIGHT PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH A OF PARAGRAPH FOUR OF
SUBDIVISION  FORTY-ONE  OF  SECTION  THREE  HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE OF THIS
CHAPTER, OR A GREEN LIGHT PURSUANT  TO  PARAGRAPH  FIVE  OF  SUBDIVISION
FORTY-ONE  OF  SECTION  THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER, TO A
POINT FIVE HUNDRED FEET PAST ANY SUCH VEHICLE, OR FIVE HUNDRED FEET PAST
AN EMERGENCY ZONE SIGN TO A POINT FIVE HUNDRED FEET PAST ANY SUCH  VEHI-
CLE, WHICHEVER SHALL BE A GREATER DISTANCE.
  S  3.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
224-b to read as follows:
  S 224-B. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EMERGENCY ZONE EDUCATION PROGRAM.    THE
COMMISSIONER  OF TRANSPORTATION, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSION-
ER, SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING  THE  ESTABLISHMENT

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

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