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
Halloween: October 28 – October 31, 2016
Thanksgiving: November 23 – 27, 2016
Holiday Season (National): December 16, 2016 - January 2, 2017
Super Bowl: February 3 – 5, 2017
St. Patrick's Day: March 17 – 19, 2017
Memorial Day: May 26 – 29, 2017
July 4th: June 30 – July 4, 2017
Labor Day (National): August 18 - September 4, 2017
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
Conference registration, lodging form and information and conference agenda are available 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.
The application period for the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) School is open until Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Please see requirements and details at the DRE Training page.
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