Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

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Spring Safe Driving Tips.

Share the road with motorcycles2018 Share the Road Summit
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Friday, September 14, 2018 (10AM – 4PM), Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, 8419 New York 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840

Questions? Please contact Highway Safety Representative Aubrey Feldman: Aubrey.Feldman@dmv.ny.gov

writingCounty Data Reports are available.

Highway Safety Conference2018 Annual New York Highway Safety Symposium
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Partnering for a Safer New York
Monday, October 15 - Thursday, October 18, 2018 at The Crown Plaza, Lake Placid, NY

Vendor information is available, see the Annual New York Highway Safety Symposium page.

Hand shakeRead about the receipients of the Partners for Safety Awards.

GTSC Grants Listing & Reports

Scales of JusticeNew York's Most Recent Traffic Safety Related Laws

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"

Updated January 17, 2017 - Operation of vehicles when approaching a parked, stopped or standing authorized emergency vehicle or hazard vehicle or vehicle displaying a blue or green light.


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