assembly Bill A7032

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for certain presumptions for reckless driving and the implementation of a reckless driving and vehicular violence awareness component of the pre-licensing course for driver's licenses

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Apr 21, 2021 referred to transportation

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A7032 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6202
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1212, 1146 & 502, V & T L; amd §2336, Ins L

A7032 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for certain presumptions for reckless driving and the implementation of a reckless driving and vehicular violence awareness component of the pre-licensing course for driver's licenses.

A7032 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7032
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Transportation
 
 AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the  insurance  law,  in
   relation  to  reckless  driving  and  the implementation of a reckless
   driving and vehicular violence awareness component of the  pre-licens-
   ing course for driver's licenses

   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 the  height-
 ened  responsibility of operating a multi-ton car or truck and that such
 motor vehicle is a dangerous instrument under  state  law  that,  in  an
 instant,  can  cause lethal physical harm. For example, when operating a
 car at 30 miles per hour the average risk of  a  pedestrian  dying  upon
 impact  with  such car is 40%, at 40 miles per hour the risk of death is
 80%, and at speeds greater than 50 miles  per  hour  the  likelihood  of
 death is near certain at nearly 100%.
   When  deaths resulting from alcohol-impaired driving were reduced from
 approximately 30,000 annually in  the  early  1980s  across  the  United
 States to approximately 10,000 annually in recent years, that remarkable
 reduction  was  achieved in part by the certainty experienced by drivers
 that they would suffer legal consequences for driving impaired and risk-
 ing the lives of themselves and others, resulting from changes  in  laws
 prohibiting impaired driving. However, that certainty does not exist for
 other  types  of dangerous driving. A 2016 survey by the National Safety
 Council showed that "although 83% of drivers surveyed believe driving is
 a safety concern, a startling number say they are  comfortable  speeding
 (64%)  and  texting  either  manually  or through voice controls (47%),"
 whereas far fewer (10%) say they are comfortable driving after they feel
 they've had too much alcohol. This shows that, while drunk  driving  has
 become socially unacceptable, most other forms of dangerous driving have
 not, and New Yorkers are paying the price with lives lost and bodies and

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.