Senate Bill S1452

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Adds a bicycle and pedestrian safety component to the pre-licensing drivers education course

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2015-S1452 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8487
2011-2012: S3598
2013-2014: S2972, S6143
2017-2018: S4799

2015-S1452 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Adds a bicycle and pedestrian safety component to the pre-licensing driver's education course.

2015-S1452 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2015-S1452 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1452

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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  and pedestrian 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.
                                                           LBD05915-01-5
              

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