|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 11, 2017||referred to transportation|
assembly Bill A1291
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A1291 - Details
A1291 - Summary
Causes a person who engages in certain non-driving activities while driving to be guilty of inattentive driving; provides that inattentive driving is considered a traffic infraction; provides that if a person commits three violations of inattentive driving during an eighteen month period, he or she is guilty of reckless driving.
A1291 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1291 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 11, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. GANTT -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to inattentive driving, and to amend the state finance law, in relation to creating the attentive driver education fund THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds and determines that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), whose mission it is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce traffic related health care costs and other economic costs through regu- lation, enforcement, economic incentives, educational programs, basic and applied research, and technology demonstration programs, has taken a particular interest in the issue of driver distraction. The legislature finds that NHTSA encourages states to actively enforce their reckless and inattentive driving laws, regardless of the causes of such behavior. For this reason, the legislature finds that New York state should vigorously enforce its current reckless driving law and enact an inat- tentive driving statute to better discourage drivers from engaging in non-driving related activities while driving or using a motor vehicle; activities that can interfere with or endanger other users of public highways. The legislature further directs the governor's traffic safety commit- tee to create a public outreach program to inform and educate the public about the dangers of reckless and inattentive driving and to encourage safe driving habits. S 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 1212-a to read as follows: S 1212-A. INATTENTIVE DRIVING. 1. INATTENTIVE DRIVING SHALL MEAN ENGAGING IN ANY NON-DRIVING ACTIVITY WHILE DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01436-01-7
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