Since 2001, there have been a total of 1,993,125 “cell phone use while driving tickets” issued in New York State.
New York has a primary law that prohibits ALL types of drivers from using handheld cell phones while driving. A primary law means that an officer can ticket the driver for the offense without any other traffic offense taking place.
A secondary law bans text messaging for ALL types of drivers in New York. A secondary law means an officer can only give you a ticket if you have been pulled over for another driving violation (ie: Hand-held cell phone use).
Remember, law enforcement WILL be enforcing cell phone and texting laws.
No more excuses, no more exceptions.