assembly Bill A5885

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Feb 20, 2019 referred to transportation

A5885 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9942

A5885 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A5885 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  5885

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 20, 2019
                               ___________

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, 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

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