Sunday, March 24, 2013

New road safety bills passed by State Senate

From Bayside-Douglaston Patch:

The state Senate has passed three pieces of driver safety legislation sponsored by Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, including one that would result in the suspension of licenses for drivers under 18 years of age who commit certain violations.

One bill would prohibit the use of radar and laser blocking devices in all motor vehicles, while another would incorporate standards for low volume road classification into state highway law.

Avella said the bills are vital to the safety of the state’s drivers. Under current law, penalties imposed on inexperienced drivers for failing to abide by restrictions on the hours new drivers can be on the road as well as the number of passengers they can carry are insufficient in deterring vehicle and traffic law violations, the senator said.


Anonymous said...

"Avella said the bills are vital to the safety of the state’s drivers."

That's great, but it would be interesting for someone to pass or enforce some laws that would be vital to the safety of some of those pedestrians getting killed on the sidewalks.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, don't mean a thing without enforcement. Avella should know - look at his interest in the 53' truck ban...