senate Bill S7205

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to transportation
Jun 07, 2021 referred to rules

S7205 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L

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.

S7205 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7205 (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  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

   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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