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Posted on: February 11, 2024

NYS owned roads- if you go over a pothole you are not able to get reimbursed for damages

NYS law should be changed. State roads should be treated no differently than local roads

This is pothole season.  If your car is damaged because you went over a pothole on a New York State owned road  between November 15 through May 1)you are out of luck. If your car is damaged on a town, city or village owned road you can get reimbursed only if the municipality was provided with advance written notice and did not make the repairs.

 

I think the state law exempting the state from liability for pothole damage on its roads between November 15 through May 1st should be changed. New York State should be treated no differently than local governments treat motorists. If you drive on a town, city, village road and go over a pothole and your car was damaged the local government is responsible if the municipality had received written notice and did nothing about it.  If you drive on a state owned road and your car is damaged due to the pothole the state doesn’t have to give you a penny!  

 

The New York State Legislature has not taken adequate steps to maintain state owned roads over the years. As an example, there are many potholes on Knollwood Road in Greenburgh, on Central Ave, on portions of Dobbs Ferry Road and on Broadway in the river villages.  If you drive over a pothole on Central Ave and you get a flat, the cost of the repairs won’t be paid for by New York State –even if residents complained about the pothole to the state and the state ignore

   Former Assemblyman Tom Abinanti pushed for state legislation when he was in the Assembly that would have enabled motorists to get reimbursed for pothole related damages if the state had received written notice about the potholes and did not respond.

PAUL FEINER

Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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