assembly Bill A43

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizing the commissioner of transportation to conduct a comprehensive study of the efficacy of motorcycle helmets

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to transportation
Jan 04, 2017 referred to transportation

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A43 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7549
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A10452

A43 - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of transportation to conduct a comprehensive study of the efficacy of motorcycle helmets.

A43 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   43

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CAHILL -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Transportation

AN  ACT  authorizing  the  commissioner  of  transportation to conduct a
  comprehensive study on the efficacy of motorcycle helmets

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent. The legislature recognizes that head
injuries are the leading cause of death in  motorcycle  crashes  nation-
wide,  but  also  may  be prevented in many cases with the use of proper
protective headgear. As such, it is vitally important that all  motorcy-
clists  and  passengers  wear federal department of transportation (DOT)
approved helmets as required by section 381 of the vehicle  and  traffic
law to prevent injuries and fatalities.  Moreover, it is imperative that
a  motorcyclist  utilize a DOT-approved helmet that is the correct style
for the type of riding that they are engaged in and that is an appropri-
ate size and fit for their head shape and face structure so that it  can
function properly in the event of a crash.
  To  date,  there  has  not been a comprehensive study conducted in New
York state to examine the efficacy of the variety of styles  of  DOT-ap-
proved  motorcycle  helmets  or the guidelines and safety protocols that
inform the rider of how to properly fit  and  use  this  equipment.  The
legislature  therefore  supports  the  commissioning  of such a study in
order to assess the effectiveness of motorcycle  helmets  in  preventing
fatality  and injury, the functionality of a helmet when improperly worn
and the protocols in place to inform the consumer of how to properly fit
and wear this equipment.
  § 2. The department of transportation shall undertake a  comprehensive
study  on the effectiveness of motorcycle helmets in preventing injuries
and fatalities. The scope of this study shall include:

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

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