New York VTL § 1130 controlled access highway Defense Lawyer
Our New York Controlled access highway traffic court lawyers can represent you when you have been charged with violating VTL § 1130. Our lawyers can represent you anywhere in New York State for violating the prohibitions of NY VT:L § 1130. If cited call our firm and speak to a NY lawyer for a free consultation to find out how we can help.
New York VTL § 1130 proscribes that when a highway is divided into two or more highways by a space or physical barrier (guard rail / Jersey barrier) the motorist must drive to the right of the barrier. Nor shall a vehicle be driven over, across, or within the dividing space. Further, a vehicle can only enter or exit a controlled access highway via entry and exit ramps.
Under VTL § 109, a controlled access highway is a highway, street, or roadway that persons have no authority to enter except at points by which the public authority having jurisdiction allows. In other words, parkways, highways, and interstates are controlled access highways.
In addition, VTL § 1131 also regulates controlled access highways. NY VTL § 1131 prohibits traveling upon the “shoulder or slope” of a controlled access highway unless directed by police or flag person (see, NY VTL § 1102). Nor does it prohibit stopping, standing, or parking.