Bill Text: NY S01439 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to the operator of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle from behind; not less than three feet distance.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-14 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S01439 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01439-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 14, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sens.  O'MARA, CARLUCCI, FUNKE -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to operators of
          a vehicle overtaking a bicycle from behind
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 1122-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as added  by
     2  chapter 413 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 1122-a. Overtaking a bicycle.  The operator of a vehicle overtaking,
     4  from  behind,  a  bicycle proceeding on the same side of a roadway shall
     5  pass to the left of such bicycle at a [safe] distance of not  less  than
     6  three feet until safely clear thereof.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
     8  it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.