What are the fines for using electronic devices while driving?

Modified from Aug 26, 2013 Did You Know???
Dave Werner, Franklin County Traffic Safety Board

Soldier driving a car while talking on a cell phone seen in the wing mirror
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Using a hand held device while driving in New York State is prohibited by the Vehicle and Traffic Law sections 1225 C and D. Effective June 1, 2013, points for using electronic devices while driving have been increased to five, putting violations for hand-held cell phone use and texting while driving in a similar category with reckless driving and passing a stopped school bus. Additionally, since July there are new minimum fines and increased maximum fines and surcharges as follows:

New suspensions and revocations for Probationary and Junior drivers have also changed effective July 1, 2013. For violations after this date, the following changes affect drivers with probationary licenses, Class DJ or Class MJ driver licenses or learner permits:

Resources

Franklin County Traffic Safety Board: "Did You Know" articles

Vehicle and Traffic Law

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