New York State Distracted Driving Crackdown

It seems as though the more time passes, the more attached to cell phones everyone becomes. The texting while driving epidemic far surpasses the stigma that this is something only teenagers do behind the wheel. This is a problem amongst all drivers, young and old. New York State has announced a crackdown on distracted driving, initiated by New York State Police as well as local law enforcement agencies. This crackdown will be called Operation Hang Up, which will take place between Friday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 10.

In New York State, when an individual breaks the laws regarding cell phone use while driving, they will face various fines, including:

  • For a first offense, the fine will be between $50 and $200
  • For a second offense within 18 months, the fine will be up to $250
  • A third offense in 18 months, the maximum fine increases to $450

It is also important to note that junior drivers or probationary drivers will also face a license suspension for 120 days. In addition, if they have a second offense within 6 months, the license will be revoked for 1 year.

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