Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

Traffic Safety Tips

Summer Safe Driving Tips

Although June 21 is the first day of Summer, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of the summer season.

SwimmingChildren are out of school for the summer, families are going on vacation, and people are outdoors.


flowersMotorcyclists are on the road.


LighthouseHeat and delays can lead to stress, fatigue and aggressive driving.


GardeningSummer is road construction time.  Expect delays and detours.

Will you be traveling in New York State?  Check these sites for construction areas and anticipated delays.

Remember, in work zones fines are doubled.


Day at the BeachOn a warm summer day, temperatures in a vehicle can reach 150 degrees in minutes, even with the windows rolled down.

If you are parking and leaving your vehicle, do not leave children or pets in the vehicle, even if you think you'll only be a minute. Kids in Hot Cars - Information about keeping children safe in and around cars at NHTSA.


Learning to SwimDoes your vehicle have power windows?

Injuries to fingers and hands occur when they get closed in power windows. So before closing ANY window, please make sure that everyone has all body parts inside the vehicle!


SailingEffective May 1, 2014:
All individuals born on or after 5/1/96 are required to successfully complete an approved course in boater education in order to operate a motorboat.

For information on boating and boater education, see the New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website.


Buckle up, wear your helmet, drive sober, and if you are boating, wear a life jacket.

Have a safe and healthy summer!!