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Information for Disabled Drivers in New York

In New York, drivers certified by licensed health personnel to have impaired mobility or a condition which substantially interferes with mobility may qualify for “Disabled” status.

  • You are also considered a disabled driver if you: Use portable oxygen.
  • Are legally blind.
  • Have limited or no use of one or both legs.
  • Are unable to walk 200 ft without stopping.
  • Have a neuromuscular dysfunction that severely limits mobility.
  • Have a Class 3 or Class 4 cardiac condition according to the standards laid down by the American Heart Association.
  • Are severely limited in your ability t

License Plates in New York


As soon as license plates are lost, stolen or illegible they must be replaced.

Vehicle Emissions Testing in New York

In New York, a vehicle emissions test is required for many original registrations, as well as for annual registration renewals.

New York Department of Motor Vehicle Point System

Violating New York driving and traffic laws can result in fines, suspension of your driving privileges, and even imprisonment. The New York State Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) uses a point system to track violations and their corresponding penalties. Points are added to your driving record if you receive a traffic ticket for moving violations.


Different violations are assigned different point values, which are added to your driving record.

How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in New York

Citations or traffic tickets are issued in the State of New York for various violations of traffic law. You must respond to a citation, usually by paying a fine or appearing in court, or else a warrant may be issued for your arrest and your driving license may be suspended.

If you wish to dispute the citation, you must appear in court personally on the scheduled date, and enter a “not guilty” plea.