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Article 21C - NY Vehicle and Traffic Law

CERTIFICATES FOR ESCORT VEHICLES

Section Description
546Escort certificates.
547Period of validity of escort certificates.
548Fees.
549Cancellation of an escort certificate.
550Recertification.
551Violations.
 S 546. Escort  certificates.  Application  for  an  escort certificate
  shall be made in the manner and form  prescribed  by  the  commissioner.
  The fee prescribed by law shall be submitted with such application.  The
  applicant shall be a minimum of twenty-one years of age, possess a valid
  driver's license, furnish such proof of fitness and identity as required
  by  the  commissioner  and submit to and pass a test administered by the
  commissioner.

   S 547. Period   of   validity  of  escort  certificates.    An  escort
  certificate shall be valid:  (a) for a New York state licensee from  its
  date of issuance until the expiration of such person's driver's license,
  and (b) for non-residents, a four year period from its date of issuance.

 S 548. Fees. The fee for an application of an escort certificate shall
  be forty dollars which shall be deposited in the general fund.

 S 549. Cancellation  of  an  escort certificate. An escort certificate
  shall be cancelled by  the  commissioner  if  such  person's  underlying
  driver's   license   has  expired,  is  revoked  or  suspended  or  upon
  notification by the commissioner of transportation or the New York state
  thruway authority that the person has violated any rule or regulation of
  the commissioner  of  transportation  or  the  New  York  state  thruway
  authority  governing the operation, use and equipment of escort vehicles
  and the duties  and  responsibilities  of  the  operator  of  an  escort
  vehicle.

  S 550. Recertification.  A  person  who  has  had  his  or  her escort
  certificate cancelled shall not be eligible to  reapply  for  an  escort
  certificate  for  a  minimum  period of six months from the date of such
  cancellation.

    S 551. Violations.  1.  No  person shall operate an escort vehicle, as
  defined in section one hundred fourteen-c of this chapter, unless he  or
  she  is  the  holder  of  a valid driver's license and possesses a valid
  escort certificate issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.  A
  violation of this subdivision shall be a traffic infraction and shall be
  punishable  by a fine of not less than two hundred dollars nor more than
  five hundred dollars.
    2. No person shall operate an escort vehicle, as  defined  in  section
  one hundred fourteen-c of this chapter, with an escort certificate which
  has  been  cancelled  pursuant  to  the  provisions  of  this chapter. A
  violation of this subdivision shall be a traffic infraction and shall be
  punishable by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars nor more than
  one thousand dollars.
    3. No person shall operate an escort vehicle, as  defined  in  section
  one  hundred  fourteen-c  of  this  chapter, in violation of any rule or
  regulation  of  the  commissioner  of   transportation   regarding   the
  operation,  use  or  equipping  of  such vehicles.   A violation of this
  subdivision shall be a traffic infraction and shall be punishable  by  a
  fine  of  not  less than one hundred dollars nor more than three hundred
  dollars.

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