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  • NJ A4165
  • Requires driver education course, certain new driver brochures, and driver's license written exam to include cyclist and pedestrian safety information. *
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires that the curriculum for approved classroom driver education courses and the informational brochure distributed by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to the parents and guardians of beginning drivers include information concerning the importance of safely sharing the road with bicycles and pedestrians. The bill requires the courses and brochures to emphasize the importance of operating a motor vehicle in a manner that safely shares the roadway with pedestrians, bicyclists, skaters, riders of motorized-scooters and other non-motorized vehicles. The bill further requires that the curriculum should include, but not be limited to, topics such as passing a cyclist on the road, recognizing bicycle lanes, navigating intersections with pedestrians and cyclists, and exiting a vehicle without endangering pedestrians and cyclists. The bill further requires the MVC to include bicycle and pedestrian safety as part of the written examination required to obtain an examination permit and basic driver's license.
Transportation, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Budget and Appropriations, Passed Assembly, Transportation and Independent Authorities
Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee  (on 6/1/2017)

Date Chamber Action Description
6/1/2017 S Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
6/1/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
6/1/2017 Senate Transportation Hearing (19:00 6/1/2017 *Revised 5/30/17 - (S-2966 and A-4573 added for consideration))
6/1/2017 Senate Transportation Hearing (19:00 6/1/2017 S-3244 Sweeney (pending intro & referral) Designates portion of )
1/30/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Transportation Committee
1/23/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (67-0-2)
12/12/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
12/12/2016 Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Hearing (10:00 12/12/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
9/19/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/1/2017 Senate Transportation Committee: Reported with Amendments 5 0 0
Detail 1/23/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 67 0 13
Detail 12/12/2016 Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee: Reported with Amendments 12 0 0