http://www.nysdmv.com/ http://nationalsafetycouncil.org/issues/drivsafe.htm http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/
http://teendriving.com/ http://www.aaafoundation.org/ http://www.drivers.com/ http://www.iihs.org/
http://www.drivehomesafe.com/ http://www.ntsb.gov/ http://www.cars.com/
http://www.saddonline.com/ http://madd.org/home/ http://www.ncadd.com/addy/brochure
for road test tips http://www.dmv.ny.gov./broch/c28.htm
Effective January 19, 2003 a new law requires motorists to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing any portion of a roadway crosswalk where a traffic signal is not present or operating.
The state of New York has lowered the BAC for a DWI from 0.10% to 0.08%. DWAI will remain at 0.05%. This legislation was signed by Governor Pataki on December 30, 2002. This new law took effect on July 1, 2003.
Starting September 1, 2003 supervising drivers for any driver on a permit must be 21 years old.
After November 18, 2004 You may have to pay a "Driver Responsibility Assessment" for certain violations. A DWI , DWAI, DWAI by drugs, or refusing a chemical test you will be required to pay $250 assessment each year for three years. For traffic violations resulting in six points in any 18-month period, you will be required to pay $100 each year for the next three years plus $25 per point every year for three years for points in addition to the six points. Failure to pay will result in a suspension.
Beginning March 27, 2005 all children under age 7 must use an appropriate child restraint system, unless they are more than four feet nine inches tall. Go to http://www.nysgtsc.state.ny.us/boost-new.htm for more detail on the New york State child passenger restraint law.
An applicant for a junior permit/license must submit a written consent by the parent or guardian. Upon receipt of withdrawal of such consent the learner's permit/license shall be cancelled.
GRADUTED LICENSING SYSTEM TO TAKE EFFECT ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2003. IT APPLIES TO JUNIOR DRIVERS 16 AND 17 YEARS OLD.***NOTE: All persons riding with a junior drivier must wear a seat belt in both the front and back seats.
GO TO THE DMV SITE http://www.nysdmv.com/broch/c41.htm AND ALSO http://nysdmv.com/broch/mv21gl.htm FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION ON THE NEW GRADUATED LICENSING SYSTEM AND THE LIMITED USE LICENSE
An Excellent Pamphlet from the DMV is Road Test Tips @ http://www.dmv.ny.gov./broch/c28.htm
FACT: Male drivers under 18 have an accident rate of 18% ( Male drivers overall 7%)
Female drivers under 18 have an accident rate of 14% (Female drivers overall 4 1/2%)
FACT: In New York 16 &17 year old drivers average more than 70 fatality & 10,000 injury crashes each year.
FACT: Nationwide 40% of 16 year old drivers have a crash serious enough to be reported.
How do I sign up for a Road Test?
By Phone - Call (518) 402-2100 or (518) 486-6639