senate Bill S7026

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the operation of bicycles at stop signs and traffic-control signals

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation

S7026 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9123
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1231-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S920, A3104

S7026 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the operation of bicycles at stop signs and traffic-control signals.

S7026 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7026 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7026

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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  the  opera-
  tion of bicycles at stop signs and traffic-control signals

  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 1231-a to read as follows:
  §  1231-A.  SPECIAL  PROVISIONS  FOR  BICYCLES. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, A PERSON OPERATING A BICYCLE APPROACHING A  STOP
SIGN  SHALL  SLOW DOWN AND, IF REQUIRED FOR SAFETY, STOP BEFORE ENTERING
THE INTERSECTION. AFTER SLOWING TO A REASONABLE SPEED OR  STOPPING,  THE
PERSON  SHALL  YIELD THE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO ANY VEHICLE IN THE INTERSECTION
OR APPROACHING ON ANOTHER HIGHWAY SO CLOSELY AS TO CONSTITUTE AN IMMEDI-
ATE HAZARD DURING THE TIME THE PERSON IS MOVING  ACROSS  OR  WITHIN  THE
INTERSECTION OR INJUNCTION OF HIGHWAYS, EXCEPT THAT A PERSON AFTER SLOW-
ING  TO  A  REASONABLE  SPEED AND YIELDING THE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO VEHICLES,
OTHER PERSONS OPERATING A  BICYCLE  AND  PEDESTRIANS  IF  REQUIRED,  MAY
CAUTIOUSLY MAKE A TURN OR PROCEED THROUGH THE INTERSECTION WITHOUT STOP-
PING.
  2.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, A PERSON OPERATING A
BICYCLE APPROACHING A  STEADY  RED  TRAFFIC-CONTROL  SIGNAL  SHALL  STOP
BEFORE  ENTERING  THE INTERSECTION AND SHALL YIELD TO ALL OTHER TRAFFIC.
ONCE THE PERSON HAS STOPPED, THE PERSON MAY PROCEED THROUGH  THE  STEADY
RED  TRAFFIC-CONTROL  SIGNAL  WITH  CAUTION.  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER, THAT A
PERSON AFTER SLOWING TO A REASONABLE SPEED AND YIELDING THE RIGHT-OF-WAY
IF REQUIRED, MAY CAUTIOUSLY MAKE A RIGHT-HAND  TURN.  A  LEFT-HAND  TURN
ONTO A ONE-WAY HIGHWAY MAY BE MADE ON A RED TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL AFTER
STOPPING AND YIELDING TO OTHER TRAFFIC.
  §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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

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