New York Legislative Report

Automotive, Legislative, Traffic Safety

For 115 years, AAA has represented the interests of the motoring public. Today more than ever, AAA New York State is committed to improving the conditions of our infrastructure and enhancing safety on our roads. Our efforts are far-reaching, ranging from safety programs in local schools to advocacy in the Capitol.

AAA bases its legislative positions on scientific research and data-driven analysis. We also periodically poll drivers to gauge their opinions on key transportation-related issues facing the Legislature. This survey provides a snapshot of our members’ concerns and was used to create this inaugural report, which guides AAA’s efforts in Albany.

In 2017, AAA New York State’s legislative priorities include requiring all vehicle occupants to wear safety belts, updating New York’s car seat law and removing loopholes in impaired driving laws. This report includes survey data on these and other topics relevant to today’s drivers.  We look forward to working with you to improve safety and mobility in the Empire State.