Numerous Transportation Related Bills Pass State Senate

The State Senate has passed a variety of bills aimed at making New York State roads and waterways safer.

All in all, a total of 10 transportation-related bills cleared the Senate on Wednesday.Among them, is one that would require that anyone who is riding in the back seat of a car to be belted in.

Downstate Democrat David Carlucci says three and a half decades ago, New York State took the lead and required people to buckle up when they were in the front.

This time, he says the state is playing "follow the leader."

The Senate is also passing a measure for cameras on school buses, to catch those passing a bus when children are getting on or off.

Another would require the operators of motor boats to complete a boating safety course if they were born on or before January 1st, 1993.

Gina Lieneck, who was at the Capital Wednesday, has been pushing for what's known as "Brianna's Law" ever since her daughter was killed in a boating accident on Long Island Sound in 2005.

Photo: WNYT

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