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.
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.
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.