Bill S3528A-2013

Prohibits U turns within a school zone during posted hours

Prohibits U turns within a school zone during posted hours.

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Actions

  • Jul 31, 2013: SIGNED CHAP.249
  • Jul 19, 2013: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 20, 2013: returned to senate
  • Jun 20, 2013: passed assembly
  • Jun 20, 2013: ordered to third reading rules cal.524
  • Jun 20, 2013: substituted for a6647a
  • Jun 18, 2013: referred to codes
  • Jun 18, 2013: RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 18, 2013: REPASSED SENATE
  • Jun 5, 2013: AMENDED ON THIRD READING 3528A
  • Jun 5, 2013: VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 5, 2013: returned to senate
  • Jun 5, 2013: RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • May 7, 2013: referred to transportation
  • May 7, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 7, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Apr 22, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 17, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 16, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.339
  • Feb 5, 2013: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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BILL NUMBER:S3528A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to prohibiting U turns in school zones during posted hours

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this bill is to assure that school zones remain safe for students

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This bill adds a subdivision b to Section 1161 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, prohibiting U turns within a posted school zone during posted hours

EXISTING LAW:

Current law prohibits U turns on curves and at the crest and approach to an incline

JUSTIFICATION:

This bill is meant to provide more predictable traffic patterns within school zones. School zones provide a buffer zone around areas in which students are more likely to be travelling on foot and in cars. Speed is therefore limited to provide drivers and pedestrians additional time to assess dangers. By limiting the ability of drivers to conduct U turns in such zones, student safety is further enhanced.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

The first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3528--A Cal. No. 339 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 5, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. FUSCHILLO, ADAMS, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, LARKIN, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to prohibiting U turns in school zones during posted hours THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1161 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 157 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows: S 1161. U turns in certain areas prohibited. A. No motor vehicle shall make a U turn upon any curve, or upon the approach to, or near the crest of a grade, where such motor vehicle cannot be seen by the driver of any other motor vehicle approaching from either direction within five hundred feet. B. NO MOTOR VEHICLE SHALL MAKE A U TURN WITHIN A SCHOOL ZONE. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "SCHOOL ZONE" SHALL MEAN THE DISTANCE ALONG A HIGHWAY PASSING A SCHOOL BUILDING, ENTRANCE OR EXIT OF A SCHOOL ABUTTING ON THE HIGHWAY FOR WHICH A SCHOOL SIGN (S1-1) HAS BEEN POSTED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE MANUAL ON UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES MAINTAINED PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED EIGHTY OF THIS CHAPTER. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

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