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Texting and driving in New York will now cost you 5 points, up from 3

0. phoneArena posted on 31 May 2013, 19:01

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was happy to announce on Friday that those caught driving and texting would receive a penalty of five points on their driving record, up from the current three points; that would make LOLing with your BFF potentially more costly to your bank account than getting caught driving 20 miles over the posted speed limit...

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posted on 31 May 2013, 19:17 8

1. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

How bout suspend their license? They are going too keep doing it anyway after 5 points. Because people are dumb when it comes too texting n driving.

posted on 31 May 2013, 20:57 3

4. metalpoet (unregistered)

yes please UTAH do this! i see grown people driving stupid speeding, not signalling, and running red lights all the time while on their phone! this is ridiculous and should be made into a very severe penatly such as having your license revoked. people need to use common sense while driving and pay attention.

posted on 31 May 2013, 19:32 6

2. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

Fact: Texting and driving is actually worse than drunk driving.

posted on 31 May 2013, 20:03 5

3. GoBears (Posts: 454; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Also have to consider that they are still drinking and driving but now also texting. I hope all the states follow this example or make it more severe too.

posted on 31 May 2013, 21:10 2

5. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

This is too lenient. I feel anyone who does anything on a phone that poses a distraction and a danger to motorists should be given a more severe punishment.

posted on 31 May 2013, 21:24 2

6. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Whatever makes ppl stop...I'm all for it.

And I feel states, cities shouldnt have to disclose where speeding cameras are. All that does is force ppl to slow down in certain spots...then they speed right back up again.

posted on 31 May 2013, 21:41

7. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

I agree. Purposely hiding them I can understand how it'd irk a lot of people, but at least with the cameras I see around my area, they also usually have a huge sign saying "WATCH OUT OMG CAMERA" As long as they're there, it'll only serve as a digital speedbump.

posted on 01 Jun 2013, 00:03

8. Phaze0085 (Posts: 115; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

This is why you make phones like the Note's, Mega's, Togari's, and Firefly V65's. Its so much harder to next on phablets.

posted on 01 Jun 2013, 17:48

10. puckhead (Posts: 81; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

How can they tell you texting? What if your looking at your GPS on your phone? so stupid

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 08:56

11. NewTone (Posts: 21; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)

Any use of a phone is a distraction and i would guess using a GPS feature would be considered the same penalty.

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