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Article 43 - NY Vehicle and Traffic Law

TRAFFIC SAFETY BOARDS

Section Description
1672Traffic safety board.
1673Membership of board.
1674Organization and reports by the board.
1675Functions of the board.
1676Executive secretary of board.
1677County purpose and charges.
  S  1672.  Traffic safety board.  Any city, any town, or any county not
  wholly included within a city may  by  local  law  establish  a  traffic
  safety  board.    The  borough  president  of any county wholly included
  within a city may establish a traffic safety board for such county.

   S  1673.  Membership of board. (a) Such board shall be composed of not
  less than ten members interested in traffic safety and traffic  problems
  appointed by the city council, town board, borough president or board of
  supervisors or other governing body of the city, town, borough or county
  for which such board has been created.
    (b)  Each  member  shall be a resident of the city, town or county for
  which such board has been created  and  shall  be  a  qualified  elector
  thereof.  For any county not wholly included within a city, at least one
  but not more than three of such members shall be a resident or residents
  of and be appointed from each one of the cities contained in the county,
  and  the  balance  of such members shall be appointed from the county at
  large.
    (c) The term of office of such members shall be  three  years,  except
  that  the  members  first  appointed to such board shall be appointed as
  follows: one-third shall  be  appointed  for  a  term  of  three  years;
  one-third for a term of two years and the remaining members of the board
  for a term of one year. Upon the expiration of the term of office of any
  member,  his  or  her successor shall be appointed to membership in such
  board for a term of three years.
    (d) The members of  such  board  shall  receive  no  compensation  for
  services  but  shall  be  entitled  to  their  reasonable  and necessary
  expenses, incurred in  the  performance  of  their  duties,  within  any
  appropriation made for such purpose.

    S  1674.  Organization  and  reports by the board.  The traffic safety
  board shall:
    1. Meet and  organize  within  fifteen  days  after  its  members  are
  appointed.
    2.  Elect  annually a chairman, vice-chairman and a secretary from its
  members.
    3. Adopt rules for the conduct of its business.
    4. Within the limits of the appropriations made therefor by  the  city
  council,  town board, borough president or board of supervisors or other
  governing body of the city, town, borough or county for which such board
  has been created, authorize the employment of such personnel as  may  be
  necessary to properly perform the functions and carry out the objectives
  of this article.
    5.  Appoint  an  executive  secretary  who  shall be the executive and
  administrative officer of the board.
    6. Render annually to the city council, town board, borough  president
  or  board  of  supervisors  or  other  governing body of the city, town,
  borough or county for which such board has been created, and  from  time
  to  time  as  required,  a  verified  account of all moneys received and
  expended by it or under its direction and an account of its  proceedings
  and  of  other  pertinent  matters  in  such  form  and manner as may be
  required by such board or body.
    7. Submit annually to the proper fiscal authorities of the city, town,
  borough or county for which such board has been created, at such time in
  such manner as may  be  required  by  the  law  applicable  thereto,  an
  estimate  of  the  funds  required  to  carry  out  the purposes of this
  article.
    8. Submit a report of activities annually to the state and, from  time
  to  time,  such  other  information or reports as may be required by the
  state pursuant to the provisions of article 16-a of the executive law.

  S 1675. Functions of the board. The board is authorized:
    1. To promote and encourage street and highway traffic safety.
    2.  To  formulate  highway  safety  programs and coordinate efforts of
  interested parties and agencies  engaged  in  traffic  safety  education
  within such city, town, borough or county.
    3.  To cooperate with local officials in the formulation and execution
  of traffic safety programs and activities.
    4. To study traffic conditions on  streets  and  highways,  study  and
  analyze  reports  of  accidents and causes thereof, and recommend to the
  appropriate legislative bodies, departments or commissions, such changes
  in rules, orders, regulations and existing law as  the  board  may  deem
  advisable.
    5.  To  conduct meetings whenever and wherever the board shall deem it
  advisable and to invite to such meetings parties  and  agencies,  public
  and  private,  interested  in  traffic  regulation,  control  and safety
  education.
    6. To promote safety education for drivers and pedestrians.
    7. To obtain and assemble motor vehicle accident data, and to analyze,
  study and  consolidate  such  data  for  educational  and  informational
  purposes.
    8.   Coordinate   and   direct   local   activities   related  to  the
  implementation of the state highway safety program, as approved  by  the
  governor or his designee.

  S 1676.  Executive secretary of board.  The executive secretary of the
  board shall:
    1.    Subject  to the supervision and control of the board perform the
  functions necessary to properly and efficiently carry out the provisions
  and purposes of this article.
    2.  Be a citizen of the United States.
    3.  Receive such salary and expenses as the city council, town  board,
  borough  president  board  of supervisors or other governing body of the
  city, town, borough or county for which such board has been created  may
  fix and properly account for such expenses.
    4.   Furnish an official undertaking in an amount and in such form and
  with such sureties as shall be approved by the city council, town board,
  borough president or board of supervisors or other governing body of the
  city, town, borough or county for which such board has been created.

   S  1677. County  purpose  and  charges.   For any county not wholly
  included within a city, the provisions of this article and  expenditures
  made hereunder shall be deemed a county purpose and charge.

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