is it illegal to put your car in neutral while going down a slope in New York state? Take into account that there are no stop signs, and red lights on this hill or during time of neutral.

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    Can you give us a link to where you have seen this claim made? Nov 20, 2015 at 18:48
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    I can see this is getting close votes, presumably because it isn't a notable claim. The only reason I don't also vote to close, is that it got a simple, definitive answer within minutes, which addressed the "not worth bothering" and probably the "attacking a strawman" aspects of non-notable claims.
    – Oddthinking
    Nov 23, 2015 at 0:42

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It was as of 2012. Article 33 section 1216 of the New York Vehicle and Traffic act states:

§ 1216. Coasting prohibited. The driver of any motor vehicle when traveling upon a down grade shall not coast with the gears of such vehicle in neutral, nor with the clutch disengaged.


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