Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 28, 2013||
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S2972
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S2972 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S2972 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2972 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to adding a bicycle safety component to the pre-licensing driver's education course PURPOSE: SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Paragraphs (b) and (d) of subdivision 4 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law are amended and a new para- graph (c-3) is added. EXISTING LAW: None. JUSTIFICATION: VTL section 502 mandates that prospective drivers take a pre-licensing course, and various subjects are covered during the session. However, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of bicycles on the road; some estimates put the number of riders at more than 200,000 daily. It is imperative that the regulations governing the licensing of NY8 drivers reflect this fact. This legislation would specifically require the pre-licensing course to cover bicycle safety, as well as other non-motorized vehicles, and ensure future motorists are better able to share the road. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: S.8487 - Held in Rules 2011: S.3598A - Referred to Transportation 2012: S.3598A - 01/04/12 Referred to Trans-
2013-S2972 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2972 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 course THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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 follows: (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. LBD02872-02-3
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