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Texting and driving among teens: The technology is going to get you

Many adults fear sharing the road with teens because teens have limited driving knowledge. Adults also worry about the other behaviors that teens may engage in while behind the wheel of their cars. Distractions such as conversations with others, reaching…

Chatting behind the wheel? You could face penalties

You probably know that texting behind the wheel is prohibited in New York, just as using your phone is. In fact, as of Dec. 1, 2001, violators who use a handheld telephone to place a call while driving may be…

How do police spot a texting driver?

You’re not allowed to text and drive, but you may be wondering how the police would even know what was happening. It’s not as if you hold your phone up for all to see. How do they spot drivers who…

Is it legal to text when your vehicle is at a stop light/sign?

You probably know that it is not legal to text and drive in New York. What you may also believe is that it’s totally fine to text behind the wheel if your vehicle is stopped. For example, if you’re at…

Accused Of Texting While Driving? You Can Defend Yourself

There are people who watch out for texting drivers just to call the police. There are city-wide traffic task force members who are there watching out for the same thing. It’s unfortunate, but you could be accused of texting and…

What are the Penalties for Texting and Driving in New York?

exting and driving at the same time is both dangerous and illegal. This is why many different activities that involve the use of a cell phone while operating a vehicle are illegal here in New York. State law prohibits individuals…

What New York Law Says About Texting and Driving

New York state law forbids drivers from operating a motor vehicle while using a cellphone or other portable mobile device. Drivers are not allowed to have a conversation, send a text message or transmit images while a car is in…

Texting While Driving At Issue In Homicide Case

Lawmakers in every state have struggled to come up with ways to address the threat of drivers looking at their phones instead of at the road ahead of them. In New York, using a handheld telephone or portable electronic device…

Can I Legally Use My Phone For Navigation While Driving?

New York’s law against texting while driving is strict. It is illegal to use a hand-held mobile device while you drive. This means you can’t talk on a phone if you’re holding it while driving. You can’t use your phone…

What Is Inattentive Driving?

Distracted driving is the general term that New Yorkers may use to refer to any activity that takes a driver’s attention off of the road. Often times, distracted driving is caused by cell phone use. Texting and driving, making phone…



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