senate Bill S99

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Exempts emergency vehicles from obedience to traffic laws when involved in emergency operations

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S99 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1104, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7133

S99 - Summary

Exempts emergency vehicles from obedience to traffic laws when involved in emergency operations.

S99 - Sponsor Memo

S99 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   99

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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  exempting
  authorized  emergency  vehicles  from  obedience  to traffic laws when
  involved in an emergency operation

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

  Section  1.  Section  1104 of the vehicle and traffic law, subdivision
(a) as amended by chapter 197 of the laws of 1970, subdivisions (c)  and
(d)  as  amended  by chapter 606 of the laws of 1994, subdivision (e) as
relettered by chapter 336 of the laws of 1968, and  subdivision  (f)  as
added by chapter 400 of the laws of 1975, is amended to read as follows:
  S 1104. Authorized  emergency  vehicles. (a) [The driver of an author-
ized emergency vehicle, when involved in  an  emergency  operation,  may
exercise  the  privileges  set forth in this section, but subject to the
conditions herein stated.] UNLESS OTHERWISE MADE  SPECIFICALLY  APPLICA-
BLE,  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS TITLE, EXCEPT THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS
ELEVEN HUNDRED NINETY-TWO THROUGH ELEVEN HUNDRED NINETY-SIX,  SHALL  NOT
APPLY  TO THE DRIVER OF AN AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE WHEN INVOLVED IN
AN EMERGENCY OPERATION PROVIDED THAT WHEN PROCEEDING PAST A  STEADY  RED
SIGNAL,  A  FLASHING  RED  SIGNAL  OR  A STOP SIGN, THE DRIVER MUST HAVE
SLOWED DOWN AS MAY BE NECESSARY FOR SAFE OPERATION  AND  WHEN  EXCEEDING
MAXIMUM SPEED LIMITS, THE DRIVER DOES NOT ENDANGER LIFE OR PROPERTY. ANY
AUTHORIZED  EMERGENCY  VEHICLE  ACTING PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION MUST
STILL DRIVE WITH DUE REGARD FOR THE SAFETY OF  ALL  PERSONS,  NOR  SHALL
SUCH PROVISIONS PROTECT THE DRIVER FROM THE CONSEQUENCES OF HIS RECKLESS
DISREGARD FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS.
  (b) [The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle may:
  1. Stop, stand or park irrespective of the provisions of this title;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01962-01-3

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