New York Senate Republicans Approve Road Safety Bills
The New York State Senate is moving along a package of bills to the Assembly that looks to make roads safer.
The Senate Republican majority says bills include calling for a review of distracted and impaired driving among teens, increased penalties for people who pass a stopped school bus multiple times and a measure sponsored by Senator James Seward of Oneonta that creates new criminal penalties for people who stage accidents, intentionally causing a collision to commit insurance fraud.
Another component would create new penalties for motorists whose careless driving injures or kills a construction worker on a road or highway project. Such incidents could be considered vehicular manslaughter or vehicular assault.
The bills now move on to the New York State Assembly for consideration.