New legislation has been put in place last week to expand not only pedestrian safety, but also bicyclist safety as well.
Governor Kathy Hochul signed the legislation which now requires new drivers to learn about safety awareness for pedestrians and cyclists as a component of the pre-licensing exam which is a prerequisite for obtaining a drivers license.
“My top priority as Governor is to keep New Yorkers safe, and it is common sense to make pedestrian and bike safety education mandatory for drivers,” Governor Hochul said. “This law will help prevent crashes and save lives, and I thank my partners in the Assembly and Senate for passing this legislation to make our streets safer.”
What has been added includes an overview of traffic laws for drivers to exercise care and respect for pedestrians and cyclists.
Pedestrian and cyclist safety will also be added to the DMV’s instruction handbook.