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New Changes to the Distracted Driving Laws in New York State

NYS has recently made changes to the distracted driving laws:

On November 1, 2014, the following changes to the cell phone/texting laws for drivers with a probationary license, Class DJ, Class MJ or a learner permit take effect (for cell phone and texting violations committed on or after November 1, 2014):

•    Conviction will result in a mandatory 120-day driver license or permit suspension.
•    Subsequent convictions within six months of a license restoration will result in a revocation of at least one year of a probationary license, junior license or learner permit.

On November 1, 2014, maximum fines for cell phone and/or texting use while driving will increase (for cell phone and texting violations committed on or after November 1, 2014):

•    For a first offense, $50 to $200
•    For a second offense committed within 18 months, $50 to $250
•    For a third or subsequent offense committed within 18 months, $50 to $450

 

Source: 

http://www.safeny.ny.gov/phon-ndx.htm

 

Andrew Finkelstein

Mr. Finkelstein is the Managing Partner of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP. He has become a noted consumer activist through his representation of injured individuals against corporate wrongdoers and irresponsible parties. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Finkelstein has represented Plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has successfully handled dozens of multi-million dollar cases.