senate Bill S1078A

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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 20, 2021 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 28, 2021 advanced to third reading
Apr 27, 2021 2nd report cal.
Apr 26, 2021 1st report cal.761
Feb 02, 2021 print number 1078a
Feb 02, 2021 amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 06, 2021 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

S1078 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5084
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5228, A7828

S1078 - 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.

S1078 - Sponsor Memo

S1078 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1078
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. GOUNARDES, BIAGGI, MAY, MYRIE, RAMOS -- read twice
   and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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

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

Co-Sponsors

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S1078A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5084
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5228, A7828

S1078A (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.

S1078A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1078A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1078--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. GOUNARDES, BIAGGI, MAY, MYRIE, RAMOS -- read twice
   and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
   on Transportation  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 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
 
   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 "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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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