assembly Bill A5084

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring instruction in pedestrian and bicyclist safety as part of the drivers pre-licensing course

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to transportation
Feb 10, 2021 referred to transportation


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A5084 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A7828, S5228

A5084 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires instruction in pedestrian and bicyclist safety as part of the drivers pre-licensing course to educate prospective licensees on how to safely pass a bicyclist on the road, use of bicycle lanes and the dangers of motorists to bicyclists and pedestrians.

A5084 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                             February 10, 2021
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GALLAGHER  --  read once and referred to the
   Committee on Transportation
 AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  requiring
   instruction  in pedestrian and bicyclist safety as part of the drivers
   pre-licensing course

   Section 1. Paragraphs (a), (b) and (d) of subdivision 4 of section 502
 of  the vehicle and traffic law, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 585
 of the laws of 2002, subparagraph (i) of paragraph  (a)  and  paragraphs
 (b)  and  (d) as amended by chapter 513 of the laws of 2019, are amended
 and a new paragraph (c-5) is added to read as follows:
   (a) (i) Upon submission of an application for a driver's license,  the
 applicant  shall be required to take and pass a test, or submit evidence
 of passage of a test, with respect to the laws relating to traffic,  the
 laws  relating to driving while ability is impaired and while intoxicat-
 ed, under the overpowering influence of "Road Rage", "Work Zone  Safety"
 awareness [and], "Motorcycle Safety" awareness AND "PEDESTRIAN AND BICY-
 CLIST  SAFETY"  AWARENESS  as  defined  by the commissioner, "School Bus
 Safety" awareness, the law relating to  exercising  due  care  to  avoid
 colliding  with a parked, stopped or standing authorized emergency vehi-
 cle or hazard vehicle pursuant to section eleven hundred forty-four-a of
 this chapter, the ability to  read  and  comprehend  traffic  signs  and
 symbols and such other matters as the commissioner may prescribe, and to
 satisfactorily  complete  a course prescribed by the commissioner of not
 less than four hours and not more than five hours, consisting of  class-
 room  driver  training  and highway safety instruction or the equivalent
 thereof. Such test  shall  include  at  least  seven  written  questions
 concerning the effects of consumption of alcohol or drugs on the ability
 of  a  person  to  operate  a  motor vehicle and the legal and financial
 consequences resulting from violations of section eleven  hundred  nine-
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.