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NYS Vehicle & Traffic Law Excerpts

These excerpts are provided for information only and NOT as the basis for legal or judicial determinations.  ALWAYS verify them against the most recent available copy of the law.  The entire Vehicle and Traffic Law, sorted by section number, is available from the New York State Legislative Bill Drafting Commission. external link


(These sections of the V&T Law are at the New York State Legislative Bill Drafting Commission.)

Article 26 Right of way
Section 1140. Vehicle approaching or entering intersection.
Section 1141. Vehicle turning left.
Section 1142. Vehicle entering stop or yield intersection.
Section 1143. Vehicle entering roadway.
Section 1144. Operation of vehicles on approach of authorized emergency vehicles.
Section 1144-a. Operation of vehicles when approaching a parked, stopped or standing authorized emergency vehicle.
Section 1145. Vehicle approaching rotary traffic circle or island.
Section 1146. Drivers to exercise due care.
Section 1146-a. Approaching horses.
Article 29 Special stops required
Section 1175. Obstructing traffic at intersection.

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