Sunday, November 1, 2009

State Ban On Texting While Driving In Effect Tomorrow

State Ban On Texting While Driving In Effect Tomorrow: "

2009_10_omg.jpg Move over, NYPD 24-hour cellphone use-while-driving ticket blitzes—tomorrow, the NY State's ban on texting while driving goes into effect. But, the AP points out, "The new law, however, is considered a secondary offense, meaning the driver must have committed a primary offense -- such as speeding, disobeying a traffic signal or other violation -- in order to receive a ticket." Fines can be up to $150; the law doesn't apply to GPS or handsfree phone use.





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