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Article 42 - NY Vehicle and Traffic Law
REGULATION OF TRAFFIC BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS
S 1670. Regulation of traffic within municipal facilities. Any local
authority or school district, with respect to driveways or parking
fields accessory to any school, playground, park, municipal building,
installation or facility, and under the jurisdiction of such local
authority or school district for general regulatory or custodial
purposes, may by ordinance, order, rule or regulation:
1. Prohibit, restrict or limit the stopping, standing or parking of
2. Regulate the direction of traffic.
3. Establish lower maximum speed limits at which vehicles may proceed
than the fifty-five miles per hour statutory maximum speed limit.
4. Adopt such additional reasonable ordinances, orders, rules and
regulations with respect to traffic as local conditions may require
subject to the limitations contained in the various laws of this state.
5. Provide for the removal and storage of vehicles when: (a) parked in
the parking fields or driveways during snowstorms, floods, fires or
other public emergencies; or (b) found unattended in the parking fields
or driveways where they constitute an obstruction to traffic; or (c)
found abandoned in the parking fields or driveways, and for the payment
of reasonable charges for such removal and storage by the owner or
operator of any such vehicle.
6. Make special provisions with relation to stopping, standing or
parking of vehicles registered pursuant to section four hundred four-a
of this chapter or those possessing a special vehicle identification
parking permit issued in accordance with section one thousand two
hundred three-a of this chapter.
S 1671. Access of motorcycles. No local authority may enact or enforce
a law that applies only to motorcycles and the principal purpose of
which is to restrict the access of motorcycles to any highway or portion
of a highway under the jurisdiction of any such local authority for
which state funds have been utilized for planning, design, construction
or maintenance. Provided, however, that nothing contained herein shall
be deemed to supersede the authority of any local authority to regulate
traffic pursuant to the provisions of this title, or to regulate noise.
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