Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

What's New, News and Publications

fall harvestPlease see our Fall Safe Driving Tips.

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

Registration and lodging information are available, see the Annual New York Highway Safety Symposium page or the ITSMR Events page.

writingCounty Data Reports are available.

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

GTSC Grants Listing & Reports

Scales of JusticeNew York's 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.


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