1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. General Business
  4. Article 26: Miscellaneous


Section 399-U Motor vehicle alarms

General Business (GBS)

1. On and after the effective date of this section, all devices offered for sale or installed in the state as alarms for motor vehicles shall be so equipped and shall function so that the audible portion of the alarm resets and ceases to sound not more than three minutes after it is activated and commences sounding. No audible burglar alarm in a motor vehicle shall be capable of being activated except by (a) direct physical contact with that motor vehicle or (b) through the use of an individual remote activation device that is designed to be used with the motor vehicle alarm system of a particular vehicle so long as the alarm activated by such device ceases to sound within not more than three minutes.

  2. A violation of the provisions of this section shall constitute an offense punishable by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars for the first offense and not more than two hundred fifty dollars for a second or subsequent offense.