assembly Bill A9972

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Creates a pedestrian safety rating system for motor vehicles

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Mar 04, 2020 referred to transportation

A9972 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7876
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §216-b, V & T L

A9972 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a pedestrian safety rating system for motor vehicles which shall be posted on the department of motor vehicles' website.

A9972 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9972

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 4, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  creating  a
  pedestrian safety rating system for motor vehicles

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

  Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 216-b to read as follows:
  § 216-B. PEDESTRIAN SAFETY RATING SYSTEM. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CAUSE
TO  BE  CREATED  A  PEDESTRIAN  SAFETY RATING SYSTEM WHICH SHALL BE MADE
PUBLICLY AVAILABLE ON THE DEPARTMENT'S INTERNET WEBSITE. SUCH PEDESTRIAN
SAFETY RATING SYSTEM SHALL PROVIDE A RATING BETWEEN ONE AND  FIVE  STARS
FOR  EVERY  MOTOR  VEHICLE MODEL REGISTERED BY INDIVIDUALS IN THIS STATE
BASED ON:
  1. THE FREQUENCY OF COLLISIONS INVOLVING  A  BICYCLIST  OR  PEDESTRIAN
REPORTED  IN  THE  STATE  FOR  SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE MODEL, COMPARED TO THE
TOTAL NUMBER OF SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE MODEL REGISTERED IN THE STATE;
  2. SAFETY FEATURES THAT THE COMMISSIONER DETERMINES  ARE  RELEVANT  TO
PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLIST SAFETY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AUTOMATIC
COLLISION  WARNING  OR PEDESTRIAN DETECTION FEATURES, AUTOMATIC BRAKING,
AND VISIBILITY; AND
  3. ANY OTHER FACTORS  THE  COMMISSIONER  DETERMINES  ARE  RELEVANT  TO
PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLIST SAFETY.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15047-02-0