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2017 New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law Quick Chart

04 Jan

Welcome to the 2017 New York State

Vehicle & Traffic Law Quick Chart online Reference Guide.

Starting January of 2017, the book version will no longer be printed. The electronic edition is FREE, FREE, FREE. NO NEED TO REGISTER.  Just start searching.  I will provide updates as they become available, on almost a monthly basis.


Since 1997, I have published the Quick Chart in book form to assist Judges and Attorneys in researching the New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law.   In 2011, this website was created to make the Quick Chart even more accessible.

The New York State V & T Quick Chart is a quick reference to penalties, fines and license and registration consequences.

Whether you’re a Judge, an experienced attorney or just starting out, an insurance professional, police officer, drivers ed teacher or other practitioner needing to research the New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law, you will find this guide to be a resource of tremendous value.

You will find answers to the most often asked questions:

  • How many points is this violation?
  • What are the possible fines?
  • Can I go to jail?
  • What could happen to my license and registration?

One downside of the FREE online version is that the portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book and online version that I donated to the Wounded Warrior Project will no longer be coming in.  The second will be that the website will now have advertising on it.

I am requesting that you voluntarily donate whatever amount you wish, to the Wounded Warrior Project, or any other charity you desire, directly from you to the charity.

Since August 1st 2015, I donated $5 from every book and website access sale for the New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law Quick Chart to the Wounded Warrior Project, which serves the needs of injured service members from the current conflicts. 

I am in no way affiliated with this organization.  It is just my way of helping the men and women that defended our freedom. 

If you would like more information on this very worthy charity, you can find it at

For 2016, $1810, was donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.  Thank you to all that bought the book and website access.

Thank you for supporting our troops and my publication.



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16 Feb



Motorcycle Headlamp Modulation

For those attorneys that don’t regularly represent motorcyclists, some Police agencies are unaware of the legality of modulating headlights and mistakenly give out tickets for this equipment. The following sections can be used when representing someone that has been cited.

49 CFR 571.108 S7.9.4. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards This allows motorcycle headlight modulation in all 50 States.

Title 49 USC 30103 (b1) prohibits any state from forbidding a system that conforms to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards section 108.

If you would like to add to the FYI, please email me your information with citations. If you would like to be given credit, please include your name and website and I will list them.