in New York, drivers may not use a portable electronic device while operating a vehicle in motion. Portable electronic devices include hand-held cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), laptop computers, pagers, personal messaging devices, or electronic games.
Like most other states, New York has two types of speeding laws: “absolute speeding limits” and a “basic speeding law.” This article explains the differences between the two and the consequences of each type of violation.
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.