Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

What's New, News and Publications


Winter Safe Driving Tips Please see our Winter Safe Driving Tips.
County Data Reports County Data Reports for 2013 are available.
Highway Safety Conference New York Highway Safety Symposium
Partnering for a Safer New York
October 16 - 19 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Lake Placid, NY
Due February 1 - Online application for presentations and Invitations to Exhibit are available external link
Only online submissions will be accepted for review by the committee.
Partners Read about the receipients of the 2014 Partners for Safety Awards.

Walk-Bike New York Walk-Bike New York 2016 — Encouraging Sustainable Movement
Save the Date! - September 13 - 14, 2016
Crowne Plaza, Syracuse, NY
DUE January 31, 2016 - Call for Abstracts of Presentation and Exhibit Registration Form
Information will be available in May 2016 from the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR).

  GTSC Grants Listing & Reports
  GTSC Grant Award Listing for Federal Fiscal Year 2016 (pdf document)

New York State Highway Safety Strategic Plan for Federal Fiscal Year 2016 - (pdf document)

New York State 2015 Highway Safety Annual Report - (pdf document)

Scales of Justice
New York's New Laws


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" Operation of vehicles when approaching a parked, stopped or standing authorized emergency vehicle - effective January 1, 2011.
  Graduated License Law - effective February 22, 2010.
  Tougher DWI penalties - effective December 18, 2009.
  Child Car Seat Law Change - effective November 24, 2009