Stringent distracted driving laws in New York
Of course, this simple observation doesn’t stop people from getting behind the wheel of a car and using their cellphones. These people should know that most states have passed extensive legislation that bans people from texting while driving or using their cellphones while driving.
The state of New York has some of the most stringent laws in the country when it comes to this topic. All drivers are banned from texting while driving, and all drivers are also banned from using handheld devices while they are driving.
Given the immense number of texts and phone calls that are made every month, and given that some people are just going to decide to do stupid things when they are driving their car, it isn’t that difficult to see that there will still be very unfortunate car accidents that occur every year as a result of distracted driving. Even in a state like New York.
If you are involved in an accident and you suspect the other driver was texting while driving or using their cellphone, then you should talk to an attorney.