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Welcome to New York! As a new driver to this state you will need to be aware of our unique traffic laws and regulations. Here's what you need to keep in mind while driving in New York. Some of these rules may be the same as what you're already used to, but others will be drastically different!
The points for violations that all occurred within the last 18 months are added to calculate the point total on your driving record.
If you get 11 points in an 18-month period, your driver license may be suspended.
If you receive six or more points on your New York State driving record in 18 months, you must pay a Driver Responsibility Assessment fee.
If you take a DMV-approved Point and Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP) course, you can reduce your driver violation point total by a maximum of four points
To register a vehicle in New York State you must have New York State issued automobile liability insurance coverage. If you do not maintain the coverage, the DMV can suspend your vehicle registration and your driver license.
The minimum amount of liability coverage is:
Your liability insurance coverage must:
You must dim your headlights from high to low beam when you are within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle, or when within 200 feet of a vehicle traveling ahead of you, even if the vehicle ahead is in a different lane.
You must use your headlights:
You may flash your high beams to signal your intention to pass a vehicle traveling ahead of you.
The Open Container Law prohibits possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in the passenger area of any motor vehicle, by any occupant of the vehicle, on any public highway or right of way, whether or not the vehicle is in motion.
Signal your intention to turn or change lanes at least 100 feet in advance.
Hazard light use is permitted for the purpose of warning other drivers of the presence of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring the exercise of unusual care in approaching, overtaking or passing.
You are required to pass at a safe distance.
You may not drive off the roadway to pass on the right.