New Traffic Laws in New York City 2012 – Part II

Effective February 12, 2012, a new law goes into effect in New York that expands the list of convictions that disqualify a school bus driver from either permanently or temporarily operating a school bus. The law adds to the list of convictions that would either permanently disqualify an applicant from being a bus driver or disqualify the candidate for five years. The existing law disqualified people convicted of crimes including murder, rape and arson.

Under the new law, crimes for which a conviction would ban a person from becoming a school bus driver include:

  • aggravated manslaughter in the first or
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New Traffic Laws in New York for 2012 – Part I

The latest edition of AAA New York’s Car & Travel magazine set forth three new traffic laws that will go into effect in 2012. These laws are: (1) an expansion of the Move Over Law to include tow trucks and other hazard vehicles; (2) a rise from 2 to 3 points on a driver license for using a handheld phone or other portable electronic device while driving; and (3) a ban from being a school bus driver for anyone convicted of a wide range of crimes. New York State joins 41 other states that have adopted “move over” laws that … Read the rest

New York City Buildings Department Teaches Students How to Stay Safe While Riding the City’s 62,000 Elevators and Escalators

We’ve written several times about the NYC Buildings Department’s annual Construction Safety Week, including the citywide safety campaign to encourage construction workers to use proper fall protection. Another public education program run by the Buildings Department is National Elevator Escalator Safety Awareness Week. The 8th annual program took place last month. Aimed at children, the program’s safety slogan is “Ring, Relax, Wait,” which reminds children to ring the elevator’s safety bell in an emergency and wait patiently for help instead of trying to pry the doors open. Many elevator accidents occur when passengers attempt to jump out of the elevator … Read the rest