Traffic Safety Program
Graduated Driver Licensing for Law Enforcement
Download Pocket Guides Below!
The Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) law is designed to provide time for young people to gain critical experience in various traffic scenarios in a safe and somewhat controlled manner. Each provision of the GDL is scientifically based to reduce injury and death among young drivers and their passengers. While discretion is the hallmark of policing, issuing a warning to a young driver, instead of a traffic infraction, circumvents the GDL safeguards and reduces the intent and safety benefit of this statute. This GDL pocket guide is an easy reference of restricted activities and violations for DJ and MJ permits and licenses. Please keep it handy and use it while on patrol to enforce the GDL law.
New York Law Enforcement Challenge
The New York Law Enforcement Challenge Awards Ceremony was held on October 21, 2014 at the Highway Safety Annual Fall Symposium in Lake Placid. The Law Enforcement Challenge is an innovative awards program sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee that annually recognizes outstanding performance and contributions in traffic safety. The program provides law enforcement agencies with an opportunity to make a difference in the communities they serve and allows agencies to learn from one another and establish future goals in traffic safety enforcement and education. The friendly competition between agencies of similar size and type focuses on national traffic safety priorities that include occupant restraint, impaired driving, speeding, and other specific state/or local traffic safety issues.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNING & PARTICIPATING AGENCIES:
- Village of Geneseo Police Department
- NYS University Police at Oswego
- Cornell University Police
- Town of Manlius Police Department
- University of New York at Buffalo Police
- Town of Bedford Police Department
- Town of Camillus Police Department
- City of Oswego Police Department
Joining DMV Deputy Commissioner Terri Egan, Assistant Commissioner Chuck DeWeese and Director James Allen at the Awards Ceremony (standing left to right):
1st Row, Sergeant Anthony Tostanoski – Cornell University Police; Deputy Commissioner Terri Egan – DMV; Director Jim Allen – GTSC; Assistant Chief Kevin Velzy – SUNY Police at Oswego. 2nd Row, Chief Eric Osganian - Geneseo Police Department; John Coyle - NHTSA Region 2 LEL; Assistant Commissioner Chuck DeWeese – GTSC; Officer Matthew Slate – Camillus Police. Department. 3rd Row, Captain Kevin Schafer – Manlius Police Department, Officer Ben Kapusta – Manlius Police Department.
2014 Challenge Sponsors:
We are extremely grateful to the following law enforcement vendor sponsors for their outstanding support of the Challenge competition:
- ALL TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS
- EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMUNICATIONS
- STALKER RADAR / APPLIED CONCEPTS, INC.
We are also very proud to announce and to congratulate the Village of Geneseo PD, NYS University Police at Oswego, Cornell University Police, and the Town of Manlius
PD for receiving additional National Law Enforcement Challenge competition awards at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference held in Orlando, Florida.
Resources available to help you with your DWI enforcement efforts including a graphic to promote high visibility enforcement for the upcoming Labor Day Crackdown. Visit stopdwi.org.
Public Safety Announcement
Video clips like this, public service announcements for TV and radio,
web content and more are available by clicking on the image.
NHTSA Report - Characteristics of Law Enforcement Officers' Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes
In recent years motor vehicle crashes have become the leading cause of fatalities of law enforcement officers. Recognizing this alarming trend NHTSA has released this new report that was prepared using data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Currently FARS is the only database that contains detailed information on the fatal crashes that involved law enforcement officers.
Many thanks to our friend and colleague, Retired Chief John Coyle, NHTSA Region II Law Enforcement Liaison, for providing us with this information and also for his continued support to our Association.
Click here for the newly released report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration titled, Characteristics of Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes