Raia Unveils Bill to Make Public Aware of New Drivers

Legislation aimed at reducing accidents involving inexperienced motorists
March 27, 2006

Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,C,I,WF-East Northport) was joined by drivers ed teacher Joe Morante (left)and constituent John Masserwick (right) to unveil legislation that would alert motorists to the presence of an inexperienced driver through a new and innovative change in the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.

Raia has introduced legislation that requires the posting of a small sign on vehicles used by new drivers that will facilitate better decision making by experienced drivers. It requires all motor vehicles used by drivers with a probationary license to display a non-permanent sign on their vehicle containing the words “NEW DRIVER”. It also extends the probationary period by three months for drivers found guilty of not using the sign. John Masserwick was the first to introduce the idea.