assembly Bill A547

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the operator of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle from behind; not less than three feet distance

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Jan 06, 2021 referred to transportation


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A547 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1122-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9189
2017-2018: A2845
2019-2020: A283

A547 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the operator of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle from behind; not less than three feet distance.

A547 (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
                              January 6, 2021
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  STECK,  BRONSON,  CAHILL, ENGLEBRIGHT, FAHY,
   GUNTHER, PALMESANO, SIMON -- read once and referred to  the  Committee
   on Transportation
 AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to operators of
   a vehicle overtaking a bicycle from behind

   Section 1. Section 1122-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as added  by
 chapter 413 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
   § 1122-a. Overtaking a bicycle.  The operator of a vehicle overtaking,
 from  behind,  a  bicycle proceeding on the same side of a roadway shall
 pass to the left of such bicycle at a [safe] distance OF NOT  LESS  THAN
 THREE FEET until safely clear thereof.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.