How can phone use while driving affect me?

Operating a motor vehicle is a privilege that people can acquire by passing their drivers test. If they fail to do so, they may not be able to obtain a license. If drivers do not act accordingly and break the laws by violating traffic laws, it may cause them to lose their license eventually. Drivers need to operate their vehicles safely in order to maintain a safe environment for driving. They are putting the lives of others at risk by driving unsafely. Using a cell phone while driving has grown more severe over the years. It has also grown more common due to increased cell phone usage with updated technology. Police officers monitor the roads to ensure that people are driving safely.

In New York, individuals can face various fines when they are charged with a traffic violation of using their cell phone while driving. If drivers have been charged with this previously, it can have even harsher effects. The fines may increase in value. For a first offense, drivers may face a fine between $50 to $200. For a second offense within 18 months, there may be a fine from $50 to $250. A third or subsequent offense within 18 months may cause a fine between $50 to $450. With a violation of cell phone use while driving, you may face a five-point penalty on your driving record. If you accumulate 11 points on your record, you may have your license suspended.

What are other traffic violations?

Traffic violations can include many offenses that can be seen as dangerous while driving. This can include driving with a suspended license, speeding, reckless driving, careless driving and more. With these charges, you can face various fines. These charges should not be taken lightly. With each additional charge that you face, you may be given even harsher consequences in return. A traffic violation means that you are not operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner. To ensure a safe driving environment, you must follow traffic laws to make sure that you do not cause any harm to anyone on the road, including yourself.

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