Cellphone Law Nets 118,000 Erring Drivers In New York
16. February 2012
If you love to text or call while driving better keep away from New York City.
This developed after the cellphone law which prohibits the use of cellphones while driving is being strictly implemented in New York City. According to reports, since the law was implemented in July of last year, some 118,000 erring drivers had already been arrested by authorities.
New York governor Andrew Cuomo said they decided to pass and implement the law in view of the deaths of more than 5,000 people and injuries to more than 440,000 people nationwide each year. Barbara Fiala, commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles revealed a lot of drivers and passengers in New York were killed and injured because of texting. Cuomo hoped the arrest of many texting drivers should warn other motorists not to text or call if they are driving a car.