Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

What's New, News and Publications

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Spring Safe Driving Tips.
writing County Data Reports for 2015 are available.
Highway Safety Conference New York Highway Safety Symposium
Partnering for a Safer New York
October 15 - 18, 2017 at The Conference & Event Center in Niagara Falls, NY

Vendor Registration due September 15. Vendor sign up available at
Additional information is available at the Annual New York Highway Safety Symposium page and at the (ITSMR).
Updated information will be posted as it becomes available.

Hand shake Read about the receipients of the 2015 Partners for Safety Awards.

Walk-Bike New York Walk-Bike New York 2018 — Encouraging Sustainable Movement
March 28 & 29, 2018
Proctor's Convention Complex, Schenectady, NY
  • Presentation Offers are being accepted at Please apply online by June 1, 2017.
  • Registration information and preliminary agenda will be available in early 2018 at the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR) Events page
  GTSC Grants Listing & Reports
  GTSC Grant Award Listing for Federal Fiscal Year 2017 (pdf)

New York State Highway Safety Strategic Plan for Federal Fiscal Year 2017 (pdf)

New York State 2016 Highway Safety Annual Report (pdf)

Scales of Justice
New York's Most Recent Traffic Safety Related Laws


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 License Law - effective February 22, 2010.
  Tougher DWI penalties - effective December 18, 2009.
  Child Car Seat Law Change - effective November 24, 2009