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Advocate for drugged driving reform for New York State

A motorist can only be charged with driving while impaired by a drug if that drug is listed in New York State’s Public Health Law. Some drugs, like synthetic marijuana, have not been added to that list, limiting prosecutions. DOT will advocate to make it illegal in New York State to drive after intentionally consuming any substance that causes impairment.

Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative


Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)


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DOT will partner with the State Legislature to achieve drugged driving reform.

In Progress

DOT continues to advocate for this legislation in Albany.

Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)


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