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New York has strict laws on using phones while driving

Many people are attached to their phones and carry them at all times. People may need to stay connected to work, friends, or family. Many people also find that using their phones are a good way to pass the time when they are bored or have nothing else to do. Most of the time, using one's phone is a harmless thing to do. However, there are circumstances where using one's phone for any type of activity can be dangerous. One of the most dangerous situations to use one's phone is while a person is driving.

That is why there are strict laws in New York regarding use of one's phone while driving. It is illegal to text, send emails, look at websites, or use it in any other way that transmits electronic data. People are also prohibited from looking at or taking pictures with their phones and from playing games as well. The law prohibits people from holding their phones at all while driving, in fact. If people want to talk on their phones while they drive, they must be able to do so hands free.

There are some exceptions to these rules, but those are primarily restricted to emergency situations. Using one's phone while driving is distracting and causes people to take their eyes off the road. This is very dangerous and can cause motor vehicle accidents. The innocent victims of these accidents can be left with catastrophic, life-changing injuries, or even killed, as a result. That is why there are such strict laws regarding the use of phones while driving.

Despite these laws, many drivers in New York still use their phones while driving. If these people cause accidents as a result, then they may permanently change another person's life for the worse. They also may be required to compensate the victim for the injuries that they caused as a result of the accident. This compensation may seem like a small consolation prize as the victim heals, but it can still be very valuable, as it may help cover medical expenses and lost wages. Experienced attorneys understand the devastation these accidents can cause and may be able to help one receive what they deserve.

Source: safety.ny.gov, "Distracted Driving, Talking & Texting" accessed on Dec. 26, 2017

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