Cell Phone and Texting While Driving Violations

NEW TEXTING PENALTY! Yesterday Governor Cuomo held a press conference stating that he had directed the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to raise the current penalty of 3 points to 5 points for violating NY’s No Texting Law. The Governor made the change for violations beginning today, June 1, 2013! The Governor also mentioned he had proposed changes in other laws for texting while driving. Law enforcement has been directed to step up its efforts to ticket violators of the no-texting law. See the full story at http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/05302013-texting-while-driving-penalties