Drivers Would Learn About Sharing the Road, Thanks to NY Senate Bill S5228A

The state Department of Motor Vehicles will have to do a better job of instructing would-be drivers that they’re not the only vehicles on the road and that their fellow motorists aren’t the only thing to watch out for, thanks to a long-stalled Senate bill that finally passed on Tuesday.

The vote was unanimous on State Senator Andrew Gounardes’s bill, which would “will require new drivers to learn about pedestrian and bicyclist safety awareness as a component of the pre-licensing exam and as a prerequisite for obtaining a license to operate a motor vehicle.”