|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S920
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S920 (ACTIVE) - Details
S920 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S920 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the opera- tion of bicycles at stop signs and traffic-control signals PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill allows cyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign, and a red light as a stop sign. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: amends the vehicle and traffic law to allow persons operating bicycles to treat stop signs as yield signs (after yielding to vehicles, other cyclists, and pedestrians) and to treat red lights as stop signs. Section 2: effective date.
S920 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 920 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAY -- 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 the opera- tion of bicycles at stop signs and traffic-control signals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 1231-a to read as follows: § 1231-A. SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR BICYCLES. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, A PERSON OPERATING A BICYCLE APPROACHING A STOP SIGN SHALL SLOW DOWN AND, IF REQUIRED FOR SAFETY, STOP BEFORE ENTERING THE INTERSECTION. AFTER SLOWING TO A REASONABLE SPEED OR STOPPING, THE PERSON SHALL YIELD THE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO ANY VEHICLE IN THE INTERSECTION OR APPROACHING ON ANOTHER HIGHWAY SO CLOSELY AS TO CONSTITUTE AN IMMEDI- ATE HAZARD DURING THE TIME THE PERSON IS MOVING ACROSS OR WITHIN THE INTERSECTION OR INJUNCTION OF HIGHWAYS, EXCEPT THAT A PERSON AFTER SLOW- ING TO A REASONABLE SPEED AND YIELDING THE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO VEHICLES, OTHER PERSONS OPERATING A BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIANS IF REQUIRED, MAY CAUTIOUSLY MAKE A TURN OR PROCEED THROUGH THE INTERSECTION WITHOUT STOP- PING. 2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, A PERSON OPERATING A BICYCLE APPROACHING A STEADY RED TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL SHALL STOP BEFORE ENTERING THE INTERSECTION AND SHALL YIELD TO ALL OTHER TRAFFIC. ONCE THE PERSON HAS STOPPED, THE PERSON MAY PROCEED THROUGH THE STEADY RED TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL WITH CAUTION. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT A PERSON AFTER SLOWING TO A REASONABLE SPEED AND YIELDING THE RIGHT-OF-WAY IF REQUIRED, MAY CAUTIOUSLY MAKE A RIGHT-HAND TURN. A LEFT-HAND TURN ONTO A ONE-WAY HIGHWAY MAY BE MADE ON A RED TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL AFTER STOPPING AND YIELDING TO OTHER TRAFFIC. § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.
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