NYS Senate Passes Weak Texting While Driving Ban

07.17.09 Will Sherman

texting-drivingA new law takes aim at distracted drivers, banning motorists from text messaging and using other electronic devices, when it goes into effect this November. But unlike the state’s driver cell phone ban, police can only issue the extra $150 fine if a motorist is breaking another law as well, which only diminishes the law’s value to improve safety on the road. |NYP|