Bill S138-2013

Requires all-way stop signs erected at all intersections immediately surrounding a public or private school in a city with a population of 1 million or more

Requires all-way stop signs erected at all intersections immediately surrounding a public or private school in a city with a population of 1 million or more.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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BILL NUMBER:S138

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring all-way stop signs erected at all intersections immediately surrounding a public or private school

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: That no child or community be left without proper safety precautions in a public or private school zone.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Vehicle and traffic law would be amended to erect "ALL-WAY" stop signs at every intersection or corner in a public or private school zone in cities of 1 million or more.

JUSTIFICATION: The Safety of children should be a top priority to everyone, especially New York State. Currently there is no law that ensures that "ALL-WAY" stop signs regulate the traffic around a public or private school zone. The American Journal of Epidemiology, The Journal of American Pediatrics, and countless medical documents all show severe- to fatal injuries children have sustained due to vehicular collisions. A child, especially during the 6-10 year age range, does not possess the ability to fully calculate the speed at which a car is coming at them, and the time it will take to cross a street: This degree of judgment is especially hard in areas of high congestion, such as New York City. Children hospitalized for traffic injuries sustained major head trauma, including concussions with loss of consciousness for an hour or more, cerebral laceration, and/or cerebral hemorrhaging. Child traffic injuries are a major public health problem in urban communities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.8079 of 2009 06/04/10/ Referred to Transportation S.1547 of 2011 Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law. Provided that the commissioner of motor vehicles immediately authorized and directed to promulgate, amend and/or repeal any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its effective date.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 138 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SAMPSON -- 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 requiring all-way stop signs erected at all intersections immediately surround- ing a public or private school 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 1229-e to read as follows: S 1229-E. ALL-WAY STOP SIGNS, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOLS, CERTAIN CITIES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, IN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, THERE SHALL BE ERECTED AN ALL-WAY STOP SIGN AT EVERY INTERSECTION OR CORNER IMMEDIATELY SURROUNDING A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOL, EXCEPT WHERE THERE IS A TRAFFIC SIGNAL ALREADY LOCATED AT SUCH INTERSECTION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law. Provided that the commissioner of motor vehicles is immediately authorized and directed to promulgate, amend and/or repeal any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its effective date.

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