New York’s Cellphone-Use & Texting-While-Driving Laws
New York’s distracted driving laws generally prohibit all drivers from text messaging and talking on a handheld phone while driving. Read about the specifics of what the laws restrict and the penalties you'll face for a texting or cellphone ticket.
New York Speeding Tickets and Penalties
Like most other states, New York has two types of speeding laws: absolute and basic speeding laws. This article explains the differences between the two and the consequences of each type of violation.
Red Light and Stop Sign Tickets in New York
A New York driver who runs a stop sign or red light will likely have to pay a fine. A red light or stop sign violation will also add demerit points to a motorist’s driving record. This article gives an overview of what the law requires and prohibits and some of the consequences of being convicted of a stop sign or red light violation.
Driving Without a Valid (or on a Suspended) License in New York
New York prohibits driving without a valid license, whether the license was suspended, revoked, or never issued. This article explains what constitutes these violations, the possible penalties, and the exemptions to the rule.
New York’s Teen Driver’s License and Insurance Requirements
New York requires teens to hold a learner’s permit before obtaining a junior license but also imposes many specific restrictions on teen drivers.
New York’s Commercial Driver’s License Laws
Obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in New York requires passage of a skills and knowledge test based upon the type of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) being driven. Federal law requires that CDL drivers crossing state lines must be 21 years of age. States may set different age limits for commercial drivers that operate solely within the state.
New York's Reckless Driving Laws and Penalties
How New York defines "reckless driving" and the consequences of a conviction.
New York's Vehicular Manslaughter Laws and Penalties
New York’s vehicular manslaughter laws apply to intoxicated drivers and boaters who, as the result of their intoxication, cause the death of another person.
New York’s Child Car Seat and Seat Belt Laws
Vehicle child safety seat requirements, including age and height limits for different types of car seats.