Appeals & Opinions - Subject Index

Vehicle and Traffic Law
Subject Title Opinion Summary Type
Abandoned vehicles - Where impounded vehicles are not treated as "abandoned," Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1224 does not preempt local impoundment law 2003-09 Informal Download Abandoned vehicles - Where impounded vehicles are not treated as "abandoned," Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1224 does not preempt local impoundment law
Authority for cities and villages to set aside parking on highways for employees of an adjacent government facility 2005-15 Informal Download Authority for cities and villages to set aside parking on highways for employees of an adjacent government facility
Authority of town to regulate speed on highway built pursuant to special legislation 2006-08 Informal Download Authority of town to regulate speed on highway built pursuant to special legislation
Authorizes villages and cities to set aside parking spaces for officials and others having business in governmental offices 1997-33 Informal Download Authorizes villages and cities to set aside parking spaces for officials and others having business in governmental offices
City may establish 15 m.p.h speed limit only on highway passing school building 1999-15 Informal Download City may establish 15 m.p.h speed limit only on highway passing school building
Civil penalties owed to Department of Motor Vehicles dischargeable in Chapter 13 bankruptcy 1998-F10 Formal Download Civil penalties owed to Department of Motor Vehicles dischargeable in Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Color of lights on police vehicles 2003-F2 Formal Download Color of lights on police vehicles
Dealer plates may only be used for purposes related to sale or demonstration of a vehicle, not to transport customers 1997-27 Informal Download Dealer plates may only be used for purposes related to sale or demonstration of a vehicle, not to transport customers
Designating municipal highways for ATV use under VTL § 2405 2005-21 Informal Download Designating municipal highways for ATV use under VTL § 2405
Fire marhshall's vehicle may have lights and siren 1995-23 Informal Download Fire marhshall's vehicle may have lights and siren
Impounding vehicles - Local law providing for impoundment of illegally parked motor vehicles may be authorized 2003-09 Informal Download Impounding vehicles - Local law providing for impoundment of illegally parked motor vehicles may be authorized
Limitation on location of parking restricted to users of a government facility under VTL § 1640(a)(22) 2006-06 Informal Download Limitation on location of parking restricted to users of a government facility under VTL § 1640(a)(22)
Local governments with authority to regulate parking may permit parking closer to intersection than otherwise permitted under Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1202(a)(2)(b), (c) 2005-03 Informal Download Local governments with authority to regulate parking may permit parking closer to intersection than otherwise permitted under Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1202(a)(2)(b), (c)
Mobile home park town may establish 25 m.p.h. speed limit if road is open to public 1998-25 Informal Download Mobile home park town may establish 25 m.p.h. speed limit if road is open to public
Municipality preempted from prohibiting driver of motor vehicle from holding and using mobile phone 2001-01 Informal Download Municipality preempted from prohibiting driver of motor vehicle from holding and using mobile phone
No authority for local law banning use of truck engine compression brakes 1999-29 Informal Download No authority for local law banning use of truck engine compression brakes
Safety standards - A village lacks authority to regulate safety equipment on commercial vehicles 2004-10 Informal Download Safety standards - A village lacks authority to regulate safety equipment on commercial vehicles
Town may not erect stop signs on private roads of mobile home park 1998-28 Informal Download Town may not erect stop signs on private roads of mobile home park
Truck regulation - A village has only limited authority to exclude heavy trucks from village highways 2004-10 Informal Download Truck regulation - A village has only limited authority to exclude heavy trucks from village highways
Village may not maintain private streets but may establish standards for maintenance by private owners 1999-17 Informal Download Village may not maintain private streets but may establish standards for maintenance by private owners