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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 at

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.

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Upcoming Enforcement Dates

Seat Belt Mobilization Enforcement Dates: May 18 – 31, 2015

Events, Announcements & Training

  • Once again, MADD and STOP-DWI are seeking nominations for the "MADD STOP-DWI Recognition Award for Law Enforcement Officers and Agencies." Law enforcement nominations are judged on performance during calendar year 2014. Nominations are also accepted for civilian agencies or persons who have make significant contributions to highway safety. The announcement and the nomination forms are available from the Forms page. Nominations are due by March 2, 2015.

  • Save The Date: ESLETS in Syracuse on Thursday and Friday, April 30 - May 1, 2015. Information will be posted as it becomes available at

  • 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

  • TraCs Information

  • Occupant Protection for Law Enforcement Roll Call Training DVD Available

Highway Safety ConferenceNew York Highway Safety Symposium

October 18 - 21, 2015 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Binghamton, NY
Exhibitor applications are being accepted. external link
Information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Operation Safe Stop Enforcement

Operation Safe Stop Education and Enforcement Day

Operation Safe Stop Education and Enforcement Day for 2015 is Thursday, April 16, 2015.

The Operation Safe Stop Reporting Form for April 16, 2015 enforcement activities is available. The due date for agencies to submit the form is ON or BEFORE April 30, 2015. Forms can either be faxed to the GTSC at 518-473-6946 or emailed to the GTSC at

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.

Seat Belt Mobilization Enforcement:  May 18 - 31, 2015

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.

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