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File #: Int 0789-2015    Version: * Name: Implementing a pilot project to reduce the number of crashes involving city owned motor vehicles.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 5/14/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to implementing a pilot project to reduce the number of crashes involving city owned motor vehicles.
Sponsors: The Public Advocate (Ms. James), Peter A. Koo, Carlos Menchaca, Rory I. Lancman
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: The proposed local law would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to conduct a year-long pilot program that would utilize collision avoidance technology on no less than 100 City fleet vehicles. The proposed legislation would also require DCAS to produce a report at the end of the pilot program discussing the impact of such technology on the incidence of vehicle accidents, the cost of such technology, and recommendations for expanding the use of such technology.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 789, 2. May 14, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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12/31/2017*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/2015*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 789

 

By The Public Advocate (Ms. James) and Council Members Koo, Menchaca and Lancman

 

A Local Law in relation to implementing a pilot project to reduce the number of crashes involving city owned motor vehicles.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the term “collision avoidance technology” means any system in vehicles intended to alert drivers of pedestrians, cyclists, or other vehicles, including but not limited to autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, and camera systems intended to warn drivers of oncoming pedestrians and cyclists.

b. Collision avoidance technology pilot program. The department of citywide administrative services shall implement a pilot program requiring the use of collision avoidance technology in vehicles owned by a city agency. No more than six months following the effective date of the local law that added this section, the department of citywide administrative services shall ensure that no less than 100 vehicles owned by a city agency shall be utilizing collision avoidance technology. Such vehicles may include existing vehicles owned by city agencies that have been retrofitted with such technology or new vehicles purchased with such technology. The pilot program shall last for one year. No later than six months following the conclusion of the pilot program, the department of citywide administrative services shall submit a report to the mayor, public advocate, comptroller, and the speaker of the city council which shall include but not be limited to the cost of collision avoidance technology, the impact of such technology on the incidence of vehicle accidents, including a comparison to the incidence of vehicle accidents among city owned vehicles without such technology, and recommendations for expanding the use of any such technology.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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4/8/2015