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File #: Int 1752-2017    Version: * Name: Creating a class B misdemeanor for road rage.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 10/31/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating a class B misdemeanor for road rage
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would create a class B misdemeanor for road rage. Road rage would be defined as engaging in violent or threatening behavior towards the operator or occupants of a qualifying vehicle, or against a pedestrian, while or immediately after operating a qualifying vehicle, or as a passenger thereof. Qualifying vehicles would include cars, motor vehicles and bicycles. Road rage could lead to property damage, personal injury and even death for participants and bystanders. This risk is significantly increased on city streets and highways, where motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic is particularly concentrated. Creating a road rage offense could deter and reduce the occurrence of these events and lead to safer streets for city drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians alike.
Indexes: Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1752, 2. Int. No. 1752, 3. October 31, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*David G. Greenfield City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/2017*David G. Greenfield City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/2017*David G. Greenfield City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1752

 

By Council Member Greenfield

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating a class B misdemeanor for road rage

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 2 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-175.6 to read as follows:

§ 19-175.6 Road rage. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the term “qualifying vehicle” means a motor vehicle as defined in section 125 of the vehicle and traffic law or a bicycle as defined in section 102 of the vehicle and traffic law.

b. Prohibition. A person is guilty of road rage when, while operating or immediately after operating a qualifying vehicle, the person engages in violent or threatening behavior toward a pedestrian or an operator or occupant of another qualifying vehicle.

c. Misdemeanor. The violation of subdivision b of this section constitutes a class B misdemeanor.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of transportation may take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law before such date.  

 

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LS #9046

8/30/2017