Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

What's New, News and Publications

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Spring Safe Driving Tips.

Pedestrian & Bicycle SafetyWalk-Bike New York 2018 — Encouraging Sustainable Movement
March 28 & 29, 2018
Proctor's Convention Complex, Schenectady, NY
Last Day to Register is Wednesday, March 21

writingCounty Data Reports for 2015 are available.

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

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

Hand shakeRead about the receipients of the 2015 Partners for Safety Awards.

GTSC Grants Listing & Reports

GTSC Grant Award Listing for Federal Fiscal Year 2018 (pdf)

New York State Highway Safety Strategic Plan for Federal Fiscal Year 2018 (pdf)

New York State 2017 Highway Safety Annual Report (pdf)

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


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