Law Enforcement Training Video on Distracted Driving
New York's Younger Driver Toolkit
Traffic Safety Resources from NHTSA at http://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/
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.
Get your toolkit now https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/seat-belts/hispanic-buckle-toolkit
STOP-DWI Crackdown Dates
Labor Day (National): August 17 - September 3, 2018
Operation Safe Stop Education and Enforcement Day
Operation Safe Stop Education and Enforcement Day for 2018 was Thursday, April 26, 2018.
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 the Safety Seat & Seat Belt Law page.
"MOVE OVER LAW"
Railroad Grade Crossing
Vehicle and Traffic Law Changes - Effective November 1, 2016
Changes to the laws include:
TEXTING WHILE DRIVING LAW
Hand-Held Cell Phone and Portable Electronic Device Use is Prohibited while Driving
Changes to the laws include:
GRADUATED LICENSING LAW
Effective February 22, 2010 - Laws for Young Drivers (pdf)
TOUGH DWI PENALTIES
Effective December 18, 2009 - Information on Leandra's Law
LAW CHANGES THE MINIMUM AGE THAT A CHILD MUST REMAIN IN AN APPROPRIATE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM
Effective November 24, 2009 all children under the age of 8 must be restrained in an appropriate child restraint system while riding in a motor vehicle.
Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Instructor School for 2018
The application period is now open for the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) 5 day Instructor School. Location will be in Lockport on November 13 - 16, 2018. Applications are due by September 28, 2018. See the DRE Upcoming Training Class page for more information.
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