New York Bill SB1082A proposes training drivers how to act during police stop

A bill that passed the Senate this week would require new drivers and those taking driver safety courses to receive instruction on how to act when stopped by a police officer.

The law, sponsored by Sen. Roxanne J. Persaud and Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, Democrats from Brooklyn, would go into effect one year after passage, granting the Department of Motor Vehicles sufficient time to develop a new curriculum with input from civil liberty organizations and law enforcement.