senate Bill S7876

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Creates a pedestrian safety rating system for motor vehicles

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Feb 27, 2020 referred to transportation

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S7876 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9972
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §216-b, V & T L

S7876 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S7876 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7876 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7876

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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 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

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