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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 02:12 AM

New York cracks down on distracted drivers

New York State and local police have an eye on you. So don't even think about texting anyone or even touching that cell phone.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that police would be putting out extra patrols to enforce the state's laws governing use of cell phones and portable electronic devices while driving during the summer of 2013. He wasn't kidding.

New York's increased enforcement of distracted driving laws began over the Fourth of July weekend of 2013. The state dedicated $1 million to its efforts to catch drivers who use their phones behind the wheel. For the rest of the summer, police officers will be patrolling the roads in unmarked sport utility vehicles, called Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement vehicles, that are equipped with special enhancements to help police catch people on their phones while driving. The vehicles have been designed to ride at higher levels than other automobiles on the road so that officers can look into other vehicles to see if drivers are using cell phones or other portable electronic devices. It's like fishing in a barrel.

Citations for using cell phones or electronic devices can come with stiff penalties. As of June 1, 2013, drivers receive five points on their driving records for violating the state's cell phone use while driving laws. Drivers who accrue 11 points within 18 months face suspension of their driver's licenses.

Read more at http://blog.gasbuddy.com/posts/New-York-cracks-down-on-distracted-drivers/1715-548088-1951.aspx#GzVdkciEkWFvWGUu.99


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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 03:10 AM

1. Good. nt

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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 07:21 AM

2. Kick. In other words, don't give them a reason to pepper spray or taze you.

Because every time they stop you, there is a significant chance of it. Even if you've done nothing wrong. And don't EVEN think of taking a photo of them.

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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 02:09 PM

3. K&R!

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