assembly Bill A9942A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 14, 2018 print number 9942a
Mar 14, 2018 amend and recommit to transportation
Feb 27, 2018 referred to transportation

A9942 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4799
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
2015-2016: S1452
2019-2020: A5885

A9942 - Summary

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

A9942 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9942

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 27, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. MOSLEY -- read once and referred 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 97 of  the  laws
of 2016 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-
ter, prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influ-
ence  of  alcohol  or drugs. Such test shall include one or more written
questions concerning the devastating effects of "Road Rage" on the abil-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

A9942A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4799
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
2015-2016: S1452
2019-2020: A5885

A9942A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A9942A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 9942--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 27, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. MOSLEY -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on  Transportation  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

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,  as
amended  by chapter 355 of the laws of 2017, are amended and a new para-
graph (c-4) 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", "Work Zone  Safety"
awareness  and  "Motorcycle  Safety" awareness as defined by the commis-
sioner, the law relating to exercising due care to avoid colliding  with
a  parked,  stopped  or  standing authorized emergency vehicle or hazard
vehicle pursuant to section eleven hundred forty-four-a of this chapter,
the ability to read and comprehend traffic signs and  symbols  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 ONE OR MORE QUESTIONS CONCERNING BICYCLE AND PEDES-
TRIAN SAFETY. 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 resulting from violations of section eleven  hundred  nine-
ty-two  of  this  chapter,  prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle
while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Such test  shall  include
one  or  more  written  questions  concerning the devastating effects of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets