Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

Law Enforcement Partner's Page

Traffic Safety Resources

Law Enforcement Training Video on Distracted Driving

New York's Younger Driver Toolkit

Traffic Safety Resources from NHTSA at

Graduated Driver License Pocket Guides at NYS Department of Health Teen Driving Safety

Hispanic Buckle Up Toolkit

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Latino Children's Institute (NLCI) developed this Web-based toolkit to educate immigrant Hispanics about the importance of seat belts and increase the use in the population.

Hazlo por tu familia, ¡abróchate el cinturón! Do it for your family, buckle up!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death in the United States among Hispanics under age 34.

NLCI learned that the greatest motivator for underscoring the importance of using a seat belt every time immigrants rode in a vehicle were the emotions evoked by family. Using images and a few phrases, along with reminders of the importance of the family were the best motivators to increase seat belt use.

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Upcoming Enforcement Dates

STOP-DWI Crackdown Dates

Holiday Season (National): December 13 - January 1, 2019
Super Bowl: February 1 - 4, 2019
St. Patrick's Day: March 15 - 18, 2019
Memorial Day: May 24 - 28, 2019
July 4th: July 3 - 7, 2019
Labor Day (National): August 14 - September 2, 2019

Events, Announcements & Training

Operation Safe Stop EnforcementOperation Safe Stop Education and Enforcement Day

Operation Safe Stop Education and Enforcement Day for 2018 was Thursday, April 26, 2018.

Buckle Up New York, Day and Night
Stuck With a Ticket at YouTube

Buckle Up New York, Click it or Ticket

Occupant Restraint Check
Nighttime Seatbelt Enforcement
Saratoga Springs Police Department and New York State Police

What's New in the V & T

Upcoming and Recent Traffic Safety Related Changes to the Vehicle & Traffic Law

Effective November 1, 2019 - Children under 2 must be in a rear-facing child seat.

All children under the age of 2 must use a rear-facing car seat until they are two years old or reach the highest weight or height limit allowed by the manufacturer of the car seat. For babies that outgrow their infant-only car seat, a convertible or 3-in-1 car seat should be used in the rear-facing position until they outgrow the maximum height and weight for the rear-facing position. See Child Safety Seats for Parents and Caregivers.

DRE - Drug Recognition Expert Program


The International Drug Evaluation & Classification (DRE) Program provides resources for DRE officers and trainers.

Information about the New York State's Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Program, including:

Police Graduate from Drug Recognition Expert Class - Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Article and photos from the Albany Times Union


Publications & Studies