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Cell Phone Law

Cell Phone Law

Use of a hand-held mobile telephone while you drive is against the law in New York State. If you use a hand-held mobile telephone while you drive, except to call 911 or to contact medical, fire or police personnel about an emergency, you can receive a traffic ticket and pay a maximum fine of up to $150 and 5 driver violation points.

For complete information on this traffic safety issue and a copy of the law, see "New York State's Mobile Phone and Portable Electronic Device Laws" at the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee Web site.