Assembly Bill A3986

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to the operation of bicycles at stop signs and traffic-control signals

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-A3986 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2643
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1231-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A9123, S7026
2021-2022: A3104, S920

2023-A3986 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the operation of bicycles at stop signs and traffic-control signals.

2023-A3986 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3986
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 8, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. FAHY, SIMON, GALLAGHER, EPSTEIN, CARROLL, JACK-
   SON, HUNTER, McMAHON, MITAYNES,  DAVILA,  BURDICK,  GONZALEZ-ROJAS  --
   read once and referred 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, BEFORE ENTERING THE INTERSECTION,  EITHER  SLOW  DOWN  TO  A
 SPEED  REASONABLE FOR EXISTING CONDITIONS, OR SHALL STOP IF REQUIRED FOR
 SAFETY AT A CLEARLY MARKED STOP LINE,  BUT  IF  NONE,  THEN  SHALL  STOP
 BEFORE  ENTERING  THE CROSSWALK ON THE NEAR SIDE OF THE INTERSECTION, OR
 IN THE EVENT THERE IS NO CROSSWALK, AT THE POINT NEAREST THE  INTERSECT-
 ING  HIGHWAY  WHERE  SUCH  PERSON  OPERATING A BICYCLE HAS A VIEW OF THE
 APPROACHING TRAFFIC ON THE INTERSECTING HIGHWAY.  SUCH PERSON  OPERATING
 A  BICYCLE SHALL YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY TO ANY PEDESTRIAN LEGALLY CROSS-
 ING THE HIGHWAY ON WHICH THEY ARE OPERATING  THE  BICYCLE,  AND  TO  ANY
 VEHICLE IN THE INTERSECTION OR APPROACHING ON ANOTHER HIGHWAY SO CLOSELY
 AS TO CONSTITUTE AN IMMEDIATE HAZARD DURING THE TIME SUCH PERSON OPERAT-
 ING  A  BICYCLE  IS MOVING ACROSS OR WITHIN THE INTERSECTION.  PROVIDED,
 HOWEVER, THAT IF SUCH PERSON OPERATING A BICYCLE IS INVOLVED IN A COLLI-
 SION WITH A PEDESTRIAN IN A CROSSWALK OR A VEHICLE IN  THE  INTERSECTION
 AFTER OPERATING A BICYCLE PAST A STOP SIGN WITHOUT STOPPING, SUCH COLLI-
 SION  SHALL BE DEEMED PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE OF THEIR FAILURE TO YIELD THE
 RIGHT OF WAY.
   2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, EXCEPT WHEN DIRECTED TO
 PROCEED BY A POLICE OFFICER, EVERY PERSON OPERATING A BICYCLE  APPROACH-
 ING  A  STEADY CIRCULAR RED SIGNAL OR RED ARROW SIGNAL OF A TRAFFIC-CON-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00429-01-3
              

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