Bill Text: NY S01571 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to driving slow in a passing lane; any person who is not overtaking or passing a vehicle or driving five miles or more under the designated speed limit shall be subject to a fine of up to seventy-five dollars.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S01571 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01571-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 15, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- 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  driving
          slowly in a passing lane
          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 1132 to read as follows:
     3    § 1132. Driving in passing lane. (a) No motor vehicle shall drive in a
     4  passing lane if they are not overtaking or passing a vehicle pursuant to
     5  section  eleven hundred twenty-two of this article, or if they are going
     6  ten miles or more under the designated speed limit, except as follows:
     7    1. where required by any other section of law;
     8    2. when an obstruction exists making it necessary to drive in a  pass-
     9  ing lane;
    10    3.  when  approaching  and  passing  an  authorized emergency vehicle,
    11  hazard vehicle, or any other vehicle which is parked, stopped or  stand-
    12  ing on a highway;
    13    4.  when  directed  to  by a traffic-control device, police officer or
    14  flag person; and
    15    5. when any special hazard exists with respect to  pedestrians,  other
    16  traffic, weather or highway conditions.
    17    (b) Any person who violates this section shall be subject to a fine of
    18  up to seventy-five dollars.
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.