Traffic laws govern traffic and regulate vehicles. Traffic laws are regulated by the states and municipalities through their respective traffic codes. New York state has its own rules and procedures at the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) based on New York’s vehicle and traffic law, often referred to as the vehicle code.

All persons driving in New York are required to comply with traffic rules. As a general rule, drivers are expected to avoid a collision with another vehicle and pedestrians, regardless of whether or not the applicable rules of the road allow them to be where they happen to be.

If you have recently received a traffic ticket, the New York motor vehicle and traffic regulations statutes may be a useful resource to determine whether or not you would be able to contest your citation.