Highway & Traffic Rules

New York City Highway Rules

The New York City Highway Rules comprise Chapter 2 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York. It includes permits for street construction, schedules of fees, requirements for sidewalk, curb and roadway work, permits for street furniture, rules regarding newsstands, rules regarding the installation and maintenance of flood mitigation systems and other information.

New York City Highway Rules – 8/7/2016 (pdf).

New York City Traffic Rules

The New York City Traffic Rules comprise Chapter 4 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York. It includes rules on traffic signals; pedestrians; restrictions on turns; speed restrictions; other restrictions on movement; rules for parking, stopping, and standing; rules for buses, taxis and for-hire vehicles; designated truck routes; rules pertaining to parkways and parks; limitations upon dimensions and weight of vehicles; and other information.

New York City Traffic Rules – 4/20/17 (pdf).

Non-Functioning Traffic Signals

Motorists are advised that the New York City Traffic Rules require that vehicular traffic facing a signal that is not working shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection and shall proceed with caution through the intersection. See Section 4-03(a)(7) of the Traffic Rules for more information.

New York City DOT Penalty Schedule

The New York City Department of Transportation Penalty Schedule comprises Chapter 3 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York. It lists all penalties associated with DOT violations that are adjudicated at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings Environmental Control Board (OATH/ECB).

New York City DOT Penalty Schedule - 10/01/17 (pdf)