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 – 12/21/2015 (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; truck routes; rules pertaining to parkways and parks; limitations upon dimensions and weight of vehicles; and other information.

New York City Traffic Rules – 6/20/16 (pdf).

The Traffic Rules include a complete listing of designated truck routes. This listing appears in Section 4-13. Learn more about truck routes in New York City

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.