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Traffic Safety Resources

Law Enforcment Training Video on Distracted Driving

New York's Younger Driver Toolkit

Traffic Safety Resources from NHTSA

Upcoming Enforcement Dates

Holiday STOP-DWI Enforcement Crackdown — December 12, 2014 - January 1, 2015

Events  Announcements & Training;

  • The application period for the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) School is from Friday, November 14 - Friday, December 12, 2014. Please see requirements and details at the DRE Training page.

  • New York Law Enforcement Challenge - The 2014 New York Law Enforcement Challenge winners were announced on October 21, 2014 at the Highway Safety Annual Fall Symposium in Lake Placid.

  • The Value of Crash Reports - a series of audio podcasts at NYS Association of Chiefs of Police

  • MADD STOP-DWI Awards for 2012 were held on November 12, 2013. Award winners, please email and to request a print of your photo. View images and image names at MADD2012.

  • TraCs Information

  • Occupant Protection for Law Enforcement Roll Call Training DVD Available

Operation Safe Stop Enforcement

Operation Safe Stop Education and Enforcement Day

Operation Safe Stop Education and Enforcement Day for 2014 was Thursday, April 3, 2014.

2014 Operation Safe Stop Enforcement Report for April 3, 2014 enforcement activities.
Data Report for 2014


Who do I call for TraCs help?


For TraCS help call the New York State TraCs hotline at 1-800-342-3619.
The website is external link and e-mail is

Buckle Up New York, Day and Night
Stuck With a Ticket 2011 external link
Buckle Up New York, Click it or Ticket

The Occupant Protection for NYS Law Enforcement roll-call training DVD is available to all police agencies. For those agencies that require a copy as a condition of BUNY grant funding, this DVD can be obtained free of charge by contacting the GTSC at (518) 474-5111.

Occupant Restraint Check
Nighttime Seatbelt Enforcement
Saratoga Springs Police Department and New York State Police

What's New in the V&T

Summary of the Most Recent Significant Traffic Safety Related Changes to the Vehicle & Traffic Law

Hand-Held Cell Phone and Portable Electronic Device Use is Prohibited while Driving

Changes to the laws include:


Effective January 1, 2011 - Operation of vehicles when approaching a parked, stopped or standing authorized emergency vehicle.


Effective February 22, 2010 - Laws for Young Drivers - in pdf format


Effective December 18, 2009 - Information on Leandra's Law


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.

  • An appropriate child restraint system is one that meets the child's size and weight and the specifications of the manufacturer of such system.
  • A child restraint system may be a child safety seat, harness, vest or a booster seat.
  • The vehicle's safety belt alone is NOT a child restraint system.

DRE - Drug Recognition Expert Program

DRE School
Officers attending Drug Recognition Expert
training. Taking a blood pressure reading is
part of the process to recognize a
drug-impaired driver.

The application period for the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) School is from Friday, November 14 - Friday, December 12, 2014. Please see requirements and details at the DRE Training page.

Police Graduate from Drug Recognition Expert Class - Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Article and photos from the Albany Times Union external link

The International Drug Evaluation & Classification (DRE) Program external link provides resources for DRE officers and trainers.

Information about the New York State's Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Program, including:


Publications & Studies