N.Y. Vehicle & Traffic Law Section 1210
Unattended motor vehicle


(a)

No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key from the vehicle, and effectively setting the brake thereon and, when standing upon any grade, turning the front wheels to the curb or side of the highway, provided, however, the provision for removing the key from the vehicle shall not require the removal of keys hidden from sight about the vehicle for convenience or emergency.

(b)

A driver may, for the purpose of getting away from the place of standing, move another vehicle which is so placed he cannot get his vehicle out; provided, however, that immediately thereafter he shall reset the brake and, if on a grade, turn the front wheels to the curb or side of the highway. This privilege is subject to the limitation set forth in subdivision (e) of section twelve hundred two.

(c)

Towing agencies, which remove vehicles unlawfully parked on private property at request of the owner of the premises and without the written consent of the owner of the vehicle, shall immediately notify the local police station house having jurisdiction over the area where such vehicle was unlawfully parked, of the description of the car which was removed, and the time of removal.

Source: Section 1210 — Unattended motor vehicle, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/VAT/1210 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 20, 2024).

1210
Unattended motor vehicle
1211
Limitations on backing
1212
Reckless driving
1213
Obstruction to driver’s view or driving mechanism
1214
Opening and closing vehicle doors
1215
Driving on mountain highways
1216
Coasting prohibited
1217
Following emergency fire vehicles prohibited
1218
Crossing fire hose
1219
Putting glass or other injurious substances on highway prohibited
1220
Throwing refuse on highways and adjacent lands prohibited
1220‑A
Liability for violation of a local law prohibiting unlawful dumping in a city having a population of one million or more
1220‑B
Unlawful solicitation of ground transportation services at an airport
1220‑C
Work permits for work on state highways
1221
Driving through safety zone prohibited
1222
Persons riding on trucks
1223
Lights on vehicles used for transportation of passengers
1223‑A
School buses
1224
Abandoned vehicles
1225
Avoiding intersection or traffic-control device
1225‑A
Driving on sidewalks
1225‑B
Retail sale of frozen desserts by motor vehicle
1225‑C
Use of mobile telephones
1225‑D
Use of portable electronic devices
1226
Control of steering mechanism
1227
Consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages in certain motor vehicles
1228
Riding in house coach trailers
1229
Sign required on privately-owned vehicle used in delivery of mail
1229‑A
Pedestrians, animals, and non-motorized vehicles prohibited on state expressway highways or state interstate route highways including the...
1229‑B
Operation of school, camp and charter omnibuses with passengers standing prohibited
1229‑C
Operation of vehicles with safety seats and safety belts
1229‑D
School bus attendant

Accessed:
Jul. 20, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 1210’s source at nysenate​.gov

Link Style