1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Highway
  4. Article 2: Commissioner of Transportation


Section 15 Removal of vehicles

Highway (HAY)

1. The commissioner of transportation shall have the power to cause the removal and disposition of any vehicle left unattended for more than twenty-four hours within the right of way of any state highway or on any other public property under his jurisdiction.

  2. The commissioner of transportation shall have the power to cause the immediate removal, from the right of way of any state highway, of any vehicle which obstructs or interferes with the use of such a highway for public travel; or which obstructs or interferes with the construction, reconstruction or maintenance of such a highway; or which obstructs or interferes with the clearing or removal of snow or ice from such a highway; or which obstructs or interferes with any operation of the department of transportation during a public emergency.

  3. The owner of a vehicle removed under any of the provisions of this section may be charged the reasonable cost of removal and disposition thereof.

  4. The term vehicle, as used in this section, shall mean every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.