assembly Bill A1107

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizing the commissioner of transportation to conduct a comprehensive study of the efficacy of motorcycle helmets

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Jan 07, 2021 referred to transportation

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A1107 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10452
2017-2018: A43
2019-2020: A214

A1107 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of transportation to conduct a comprehensive study of the efficacy of motorcycle helmets.

A1107 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1107
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. CAHILL, LUPARDO, M. MILLER, ENGLEBRIGHT, McDO-
   NOUGH, COOK, SEAWRIGHT, WILLIAMS,  PEOPLES-STOKES,  HUNTER,  SIMON  --
   Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of A. FITZPATRICK, TAGUE -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Transportation
 
 AN ACT authorizing the  commissioner  of  transportation  to  conduct  a
   comprehensive study on the efficacy of motorcycle helmets
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature  recognizes  that  head
 injuries  are  the  leading cause of death in motorcycle crashes nation-
 wide, but also may be prevented in many cases with  the  use  of  proper
 protective  headgear. As such, it is vitally important that all motorcy-
 clists and passengers wear federal department  of  transportation  (DOT)
 approved  helmets  as required by section 381 of the vehicle and traffic
 law to prevent injuries and fatalities.  Moreover, it is imperative that
 a motorcyclist utilize a DOT-approved helmet that is the  correct  style
 for the type of riding that they are engaged in and that is an appropri-
 ate  size and fit for their head shape and face structure so that it can
 function properly in the event of a crash.
   To date, there has not been a comprehensive  study  conducted  in  New
 York  state  to examine the efficacy of the variety of styles of DOT-ap-
 proved motorcycle helmets or the guidelines and  safety  protocols  that
 inform  the  rider  of  how  to properly fit and use this equipment. The
 legislature therefore supports the commissioning  of  such  a  study  in
 order  to  assess  the effectiveness of motorcycle helmets in preventing
 fatality and injury, the functionality of a helmet when improperly  worn
 and the protocols in place to inform the consumer of how to properly fit
 and wear this equipment.
   §  2. The department of transportation shall undertake a comprehensive
 study on the effectiveness of motorcycle helmets in preventing  injuries
 and fatalities. The scope of this study shall include:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.