Helpful hints for all drivers

Never leave your keys in the car. Be sure to lock the doors and close the windows when parking.

If you are given a ticket for a traffic violation, do not argue with the police officer. Instead, request a hearing at traffic court if you think that the reason for the ticket is invalid.

In the winter, you may find it necessary to purchase snow tires. It is advisable to leave them on until spring (early May).

Children under the age of 10 are required by law to be restrained with a seatbelt while traveling in an automobile. Children under the age of four are required to be in a regulation car seat (for infants and toddlers) and securely fastened. The fine for not obeying this law is $50.00.

A mandatory seat belt law is in effect in New York State. This law states that all passengers in the front seat, and passengers in the back seat who are under the age of 16, must wear seat belts. Failure to obey this law will result in a $50.00 fine.

Another law states that whenever you are using wipers during rain or snow, the headlights of your car must be turned on. The law is in effect both day and night.

Last modified: Jun 19, 2007
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