Congratulations to the 2014 MADD STOP-DWI Award Recipients.
Your photos are now posted.
Law Enforcment Training Video on Distracted Driving
New York's Younger Driver Toolkit
Traffic Safety Resources from NHTSA at http://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/
Graduated Driver License Pocket Guides at NYS Department of Health Teen Driving Safety
Hispanic Buckle Up Toolkit
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Latino Children's Institute (NLCI) developed this Web-based toolkit to educate immigrant Hispanics about the importance of seat belts and increase the use in the population.
Hazlo por tu familia, ¡abróchate el cinturón! Do it for your family, buckle up!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death in the United States among Hispanics under age 34.
NLCI learned that the greatest motivator for underscoring the importance of using a seat belt every time immigrants rode in a vehicle were the emotions evoked by family. Using images and a few phrases, along with reminders of the importance of the family were the best motivators to increase seat belt use.
Get your toolkit now http://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/HispanicBuckleUpToolkit
STOP-DWI Crackdown Dates
July 4th: July 1 – 5, 2016
Labor Day: August 19 – September 5, 2016
NHTSA Impaired Driving Program Management workshop
This course is intended to provide entry-level training to all highway safety professionals, addressing one of the most serious and enduring problems in the field of highway safety. This course will equip participants with the knowledge needed to address this problem, based on science, data, history and experience. This course is for all highway safety professionals or trained professionals in the field of highway safety.
The course is July 26 - 28, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, at the Comfort Inn & Suites, Wolf Road, Albany, NY. You may sign up using the form or online at https://tsi-dot.csod.com/client/tsi-dot/default.aspx
NHTSA Speed Program Management workshop
This course is intended to provide training to better facilitate and support a comprehensive approach to reducing speed-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities. Fundamental information is provided to support the participants’ understanding and knowledge of problem identification as it relates to speed management, engineering, enforcement concepts, public policy, funding streams, and communication strategies. The course is for law enforcement supervisors, managers, and executives; NHTSA Regional Managers; traffic engineers, State Highway Safety Office personnel, Program Managers.
The course is September 20 - 21, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, at the Comfort Inn & Suites, Wolf Road, Albany, NY. You may sign up using the form or online at https://tsi-dot.csod.com/client/tsi-dot/default.aspx
New York Highway Safety Symposium
October 16 - 19, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Lake Placid, NY 12946
Vendor registration is available.
Conference registration information and preliminary agenda will be available by July 1, 2016 from the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR).
Operation Safe Stop Education and Enforcement Day for 2016 was Thursday, April 21, 2016.
The 2016 Operation Safe Stop Enforcement Report for April 21, 2016 enforcement activities is available.
Stuck With a Ticket 2011
|Buckle Up New York, Click it or Ticket|
A Summary of Recent Traffic Safety Related Changes to the Vehicle & Traffic Law
TEXTING WHILE DRIVING LAW
Hand-Held Cell Phone and Portable Electronic Device Use is Prohibited while Driving
Changes to the laws include:
"MOVE OVER LAW"
Effective January 1, 2011 - Operation of vehicles when approaching a parked, stopped or standing authorized emergency vehicle.
GRADUATED LICENSING LAW
Effective February 22, 2010 - Laws for Young Drivers - in pdf format
TOUGH DWI PENALTIES
Effective December 18, 2009 - Information on Leandra's Law
LAW CHANGES THE MINIMUM AGE THAT A CHILD MUST REMAIN IN AN APPROPRIATE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM
Effective November 24, 2009 all children under the age of 8 must be restrained in an appropriate child restraint system while riding in a motor vehicle.
Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Instructor School for 2016
The application period is now open for the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) 5 day Instructor School. Location will be in Albany and tentative dates are Fall 2016. Applications are due by July 15, 2016. See the DRE Upcoming Training Class page for more information.
The International Drug Evaluation & Classification (DRE) Program provides resources for DRE officers and trainers.
Information about the New York State's Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Program, including:
Police Graduate from Drug Recognition Expert Class - Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Article and photos from the Albany Times Union