Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to transportation
|Jun 07, 2021||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7205
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S7205 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S7205 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires instruction in bicycle and scooter safety as part of the drivers pre-licensing course to educate prospective licensees on how to safely operate a bicycle, bicycle with electric assist or an electric scooter on the road and the traffic laws governing bicycles, bicycles with electric assist and electric scooters.
2021-S7205 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7205 SPONSOR: FELDER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring instruction in bicycle and scooter safety as part of the drivers pre-li- censing course PURPOSE: This bill will require new drivers to learn a bicycle and scooter safety awareness component as part of the pre-licensing exam to obtain a license to operate a motor vehicle. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends Section 502 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law by adding a bicycle and scooter safety awareness to the eligible topics that applicants for a driver's license can be tested on during their written examination for a driver's license. It also requires one of the exam's questions to be about bicycle and scooter safety aware-
2021-S7205 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7205 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E June 7, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring instruction in bicycle and scooter safety as part of the drivers pre- licensing course THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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 "BICYCLE AND SCOOTER 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 vehicle 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 satis- factorily complete a course prescribed by the commissioner of not less than four hours and not more than five hours, consisting of classroom driver training and highway safety instruction or the equivalent there- of. 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 conse- quences resulting from violations of section eleven hundred ninety-two EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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