|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 27, 2019||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S4834
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4834 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4834 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4834 SPONSOR: FELDER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing an operator of a motor vehicle to disobey a traffic-control device or signal in the course of yielding the right of way to an authorized emergency vehicle PURPOSE: To explicitly codify that the driver of a motor vehicle may, after exer- cising due care, move through a red light in order to let an authorized emergency vehicle pass and to make provisions for the simple appeal of red light camera tickets incurred under such circumstances. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision a of section 1110 of the vehicle and traf- fic law to allow drivers to disobey official traffic control devices in order to give right of way to emergency vehicles.
S4834 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4834 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 27, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing an operator of a motor vehicle to disobey a traffic-control device or signal in the course of yielding the right of way to an authorized emergency vehicle THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 1110 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 259 of the laws of 1964, is amended to read as follows: (a) Every person shall obey the instructions of any official traffic- control device applicable to him OR HER placed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, unless otherwise directed by a traffic or police officer, OR UNLESS OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED BY SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED FORTY-FOUR OF THIS TITLE, subject to the exceptions granted the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle in this title. § 2. Paragraphs 1 and 3 of subdivision (d) of section 1111 of the vehicle and traffic law, paragraph 1 as amended by chapter 760 of the laws of 1974 and paragraph 3 as amended by chapter 356 of the laws of 1971 and as renumbered by chapter 760 of the laws of 1974, are amended to read as follows: 1. Traffic, except pedestrians, facing a steady circular red signal, unless to make such other movement as is permitted by other indications shown at the same time, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, then shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or in the event there is no crosswalk, at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of the approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering the intersection and shall remain standing until an indication to proceed is EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10205-01-9
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