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A07874 Summary:

BILL NOA07874
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORDavila
 
COSPNSRGjonaj
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 1686, V & T L
 
Relates to motorcycle awareness on state highways by affixing signs stating "Watch for Motorcycles".
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A07874 Actions:

BILL NOA07874
 
05/18/2017referred to transportation
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A07874 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7874
 
SPONSOR: Davila
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to motorcycle awareness on state highways   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To increase safety for motorcyclists on New York State highways by requiring signage that would encourage drivers to be aware of motorcy- cles sharing the highways with them.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Requires the state transportation commission to install signs on state highways that state "Watch for Motorcycles". The design, placement and manner of installation will conform to the manual and specifications adopted by the state transportation commissioner.   JUSTIFICATION: Each year on New York State Roads, motorcyclists are killed or seriously hurt in accidents with passenger and commercial vehicles. Many times these accidents are caused a vehicle simply not being aware of the motorcyclist sharing the road with them. Placing signage on the road advising drivers to watch for motorcycles would remind drivers to be vigilant for motorcycle traffic; to obey all traffic laws related to sharing the road with motorcycle traffic and would lead to fewer motor- cycle-involved traffic accidents.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: none   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: unknown   EFFECTIVE DATE: immediately
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A07874 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7874
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 18, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. DAVILA -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Transportation
 
        AN  ACT  to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to motorcycle
          awareness on state highways
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
     2  section 1686 to read as follows:
     3    § 1686. Motorcycle awareness. (a) The state transportation commission-
     4  er shall install signs on all state  highways  in  an  effort  to  raise
     5  motorcycle awareness. Such signs shall clearly state "Watch for Motorcy-
     6  cles".
     7    (b)  The  design, place and manner of installation of such signs shall
     8  conform to the manual and specifications for a uniform system of traffic
     9  control devices adopted by the state transportation commissioner.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11458-01-7
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